Imo Assembly impeaches speaker

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Paul Emeziem

The Imo House of Assembly on Monday impeached its Speaker, Mr Paul Emeziem (APC-Onuimo), at a special sitting.

Although details of the impeachment process was sketchy at the time of this report, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that Emeziem’s removal followed a resolution signed by 19 out of the 27 members of the house.

Meanwhile, Mr Kennedy Ibeh (APC- Obowo), a second term member of the state Assembly, has emerged the new speaker.

NAN further reports that the members, who conducted the special plenary under closed door, hurriedly left the assembly premises thereafter.

NAN recalls that the Deputy Speaker, Mr Amarachi Iwuanyanwu, was earlier impeached on Nov. 2, following a resolution signed by 18 members. (NAN)

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