The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Paul Emeziem was today impeached by 19 out of 27 lawmakers in the state assembly on allegations of gross misconduct and abuse of office.
The exercise was carried out amidst tight security with 19 of the 27 lawmakers said to have signed the impeachment papers.
Kennedy Ibeh who is the member representing Obowo State Constituency was immediately sworn in immediately as the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.
It was learned that the purportedly impeached Deputy Speaker, Amara Iwuanyanwu, stormed the Chambers with six lawmakers and some security personnel to effect the impeachment.
Recall that over the past weeks, the former Speaker Paul Emeziem has been asked to resign over alleged unconstitutional and undemocratic activities in the house some of which include, withholding of members’ allowances, illegal suspension of 6 members, anti-party activities among others.
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