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BREAKING: Deputy Speaker Iwuanyanwu Impeached As House Recalls Suspended Members


Imo House Of Assembly Impeach Deputy Speaker Iwuanyanwu Under Tight Security.

....Recalls Lawmakers Earlier Suspended. 

MEDIAORCHID reports that the Deputy Speaker of Imo House of Assembly Amara Iwuanyanwu has been impeached during a plenary session on Tuesday. 

Ekene Nnodim, who represents Orlu state constituency, submitted a resolution signed by 18 out of the 27 lawmakers for the removal of Iwuanyanwu as the Deputy Speaker.

The Speaker, Paul Emezim, who presided over the plenary, gave the approval for Iwuanyanwu to be impeached. 

The House has also recalled six lawmakers earlier suspended. 

This development comes 4 months after the Speaker had controversially suspended the lawmakers on what he tagged “unparliamentary conduct”.

The lawmakers earlier suspended are; 

Kennedy Ibe (Obowo)

Onyemaechi Njoku (Ihitte Uboma)

Uche Ogbuagu (Ikeduru)

Anyadike Nwosu (Ezinihitte Mbaise)

Philip Ejiogu, (Owerri North)

Dominic Ezerioha (Oru West) 

The suspension which took place on July 8 had caused panic at the plenary as sporadic gunshots rent the air before the Speaker was smuggled out by his security aides. It subsequently attracted wide condemnation from the people of the state.

However, on October 6, a suit challenging the suspension, was struck out by a court in Owerri, the state capital.

Counsel for the embattled lawmakers, Kingdom Okere, told our correspondent that the suit was struck out after his clients and the House of Assembly leadership had reached a consensus.

More Details Later........ 

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