Imo State House of Assembly impeaches Speaker
Paul Emeziem, the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly has been impeached by 19 lawmakers on Monday during a plenary session at the State House in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
19 out of the total 27 lawmakers signed a letter which was read on the floor of the house. According to the lawmakers, the Speaker was impeached on allegations of gross misconduct, forgery, abuse of office, and high-handedness.
Meanwhile, the member representing Obowo constituency, Kennedy Ibe, has been elected as the new Speaker of the House.
Last year November, the lawmakers, in the same manner, impeached the then Speaker, Chiji Collins with a 19 out of 27 members vote in the House. Collins was impeached over allegations of financial impropriety, high-handedness, and gross misconduct, among others.
Following that event, Paul Emeziem, a member representing Onuimo Local Government Area was immediately elected as then as the new Speaker of the House.