Imo Speaker impeached by House of Assembly over allegations of corruption

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Imo Speaker Paul Emeziem was impeached on Monday morning
Imo Speaker Paul Emeziem was impeached on Monday morning

The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Paul Emeziem, has been impeached.

Emeziem was impeached on Monday at the State House of Assembly in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

The impeachment process was masterminded by 19 out of 27 lawmakers who signed a letter which was read on the floor of the house.

The lawmakers opined that the Speaker had been impeached based on allegations of gross misconduct, forgery, abuse of office, and high-handedness.

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.

Collins was removed from office by 19 out of the 27 members of the House.

He was impeached over allegations of financial impropriety, high-handedness, and gross misconduct, among others.

Paul Emeziem, a member representing Onuimo Local Government Area was immediately elected as then as the new Speaker of the House.