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Imo Assembly speaker impeached six days after presiding over deputy’s removal

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THE Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly Paul Emeziem has been impeached six days after presiding over the removal of Deputy Speaker Amara Iwuanyanwu.

He was impeached by lawmakers during Monday’s plenary.

Emeziem was accused in a petition signed by 19 out of the 27 lawmakers of gross misconduct, forgery, abuse of office, and high-handedness.

In his place, the house elected and sworn in Kennedy Ibeh, a member representing Obowo constituency as the new and substantive speaker.

The ICIR had reported how Iwuanyanwu, the house deputy speaker, was controversially removed last Tuesday following a resolution signed by 18 out of the 27 lawmakers. Continue Reading

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