Tuesday, 11 July 2017

IMSU SUG: Any judgment which hinders the constitutional powers of the union Legislative council is unwelcomed – Speaker Reacts

The speaker of the Student Union Imo State University Owerri Rt Hon. Ojinaka Kingsley has described the recent judgment of the Union Judiciary over the Impeachment and suspension of SUG Director of Transport and Welfare respectively as mockery in itself pointing that the process of checkmating excesses of the Executive cannot be ridiculed.

Speaker of 16th Republic Student Union
One can recall that the Union Legislative earlier this Second academic semester allegedly voted overwhelmingly to impeach and intermission the Union Director Transport and Welfare over what it best described as embezzlement and gross misconduct which saw the coming into play of the Union Judiciary defined as the last hope of resort.

The union judiciary after series of deliberation ruled in favor of the SUG Director of Transport and Welfare and as such remained the substantive Directors of their office.

Rt Hon. Ojinaka Kingsley being sworn - in
The speaker of the student Union has kicked against the judgment, his reaction reads in full;

“Throughout the gamut of the SUG constitution, nowhere is it stated that the court has the power to divest an arm of the SUG government from exercising its constitutionally guaranteed powers and functions”. 

“The court cannot stop the legislature from exercising its constitutional duty of checkmating the excesses of the Executive, the same way it cannot stop it from making laws for the good of the Union”.

“The court judgment is only valid to the extent that it declared the process adopted in suspending and impeaching the affected directors irregular and nothing more”.

“Any judgment which purports to oust the constitutional duties, powers and functions of the legislative arm of government is a mockery in itself”.

On  the issue of security which is giving sleepless night to students of Imo state University Owerri, the speaker of 16th Republic Student Union has Assured Imo Stars that the SUG is working seriously hard to arrest the security challenges in the campus. 

He further advised that Students also should be security conscious, watchful and mindful of friends.

He then concluded by saying that the SUG has plans to work with the entire alliance presidents to control security challenges rigidly maintaining that Before the second semester exams commence by 24th July 2017 all those security challenges will be a thing of the past.

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