Speaker of the Imo House of Assembly impeached
The Speaker of the Imo House of Assembly, Dr Collins Chiji (APC-Isiala Mbano) has been impeached and removed from office.
He was impeached in a special sitting of the House presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Amarachi Iwuanyanwu (APC-Nwangele).
Mr Paul Emeziem of Onuimo state constituency was also elected the new Speaker and was sworn in by the Clerk of the House, Mr Chinelo Emeghara, at the session.
The impeachment motion moved by Ekene Nnodumele (APC-Orsu) and seconded by Michael Njoku (APC-Ihitte Uboma) cited gross incompetence, parliamentary ineptitude, financial impropriety and high-handedness as reasons for the impeachment.
“We the undersigned representing over two-thirds majority of the members of the house do state our unequivocal resolution to remove Collins Chiji as the Speaker of the House for gross incompetence, parliamentary ineptitude, financial impropriety and high-handedness.”
The impeachment was signed by 19 members of the Assembly.