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Drama In Imo Assembly As Speaker Impeached

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Rt. Hon. Kennedy Ibeh

By Sampson Uhuegbu, Owerri

What could be described as melodrama played out yesterday, at the plennery of the Imo State House of Assembly as the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Paul Emeziem was impeached during the House plenary session today following several allegations of gross misconduct and abuse of office.

The former Speaker was impeached following the unanimous decision of the 19 members out of 27 lawmakers in a signed letter read on the floor of the house which accused the former Speaker of gross misconduct and abuse of office.

Rt. Hon. Kennedy Ibeh who is the member representing Obowo State Constituency has been sworn in immediately as the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

Recall that over the past weeks, the former Speaker Paul Emeziem has been called out to resign and several groups in the state calling on his colleagues to suspend him over what they described as unconstitutional and undemocratic activities of the former Speaker in the State Assembly ranging from Anti-party activities, withholding of members allowances, illegal suspension of 6 members, amongst many other things.

Meanwhile, there are allegations that the Governor, Hope Uzodimma wants to reinstate the impeached Deputy Speaker; Amara Iwuanyanu.

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