FROM: JUDEX OKORO, CALABAR
THE crisis rocking the Cross River State House of Assembly seems to be gathering momentum as the members have threatened to impeach their Speaker, Hon John Gaul Lebo.
This is the third time in one year that the Speaker is being threatened with impeachment notice, fuelling speculations that all has not been well since the legislative arm was inaugurated in June last year.
Investigations by Saturday Sun revealed that the latest impeachment move against the Speaker might be as a result of non-payment of welfare allowance of the lawmakers.
It was also learnt that the majority of the legislators are piqued that barely one year in office, they have not received their car, housing and wardrobe allowances as well as other entitlements.
The members are also worried at their inability to sit and carry out their constitutional duties due to sometimes, lack of diesel and office stationery to run the legislature.
They further accuse the leadership of being docile and subservient to the executive, thereby making it difficult to be independent.
Besides, the civil servants in the Assembly are angry with the Speaker over alleged plot to transfer some of them including the Deputy Clerk, and two other administrative officers, for allegedly divulging the leadership financial transactions to other members of the House.