Transparency and Integrity


IMO : Rt. Hon Kennedy Ibeh Elected As New Speaker IMHA


House Suspends 3 Members Indefinitely For Forgery, Dissolves All Standing Committees.

.... Sets Up Adhoc Committee To Investigate Alleged Forgery By Former Speaker Emeziem. 

The Imo State House of Assembly today, November 8, 2021 impeached her former speaker - Rt. Hon. Paul Emeziem of Onuimo state constituency and elected a new speaker in the person of Rt. Hon. (Barr.) Kennedy Ibeh of Obowo State Constituency in an emergency sitting. 

The impeachment took place after the member representing Oru East State constituency - Hon. Chigozie Nwaneri submitted a resolution which was read on the floor of the house plenary and was put to vote where all the 19 members voted in affirmation to remove the former speaker. 

Members who voted and signed for the impeachment of Emeziem include ; 

1. Hon. Kanayo 'Dele' Onyemaehi of Owerri West.

2. Hon. Arthur Egwin of Ideato North.

3. Hon. Duru I. Johnson of Ideato South.

4. Rt. Hon. (Barr) Kennedy Ibeh of Obowo.

5. Hon. Micheal crown of Ihitte-Uboma.

6. Hon. Emeka Nduka of Ehime Mbano.

7. Hon. Prince Obinna Okwara of Nkwere.

8. Hon. Chigozie Nwaneri of Oru East.

9. Hon. Dominic Ezerioha of Oru West.

10. Hon. Okoro Cyracious of Ohaji/Egbema.

11. Hon. Frank Ugbomma of Oguta.

12. Rt. Hon. Uju Onwudiwe of Njaba.

13. Hon. Uche Ogbuagu of Ikeduru.

14. Rt. Hon. Chiji Collins of Isiala Mbano.

15. Hon. Eddy Obinna of Aboh Mbaise.

16. Hon. Anyadike Nwosu of Ezinihitte Mbaise.

17. Rt. Hon. Ngozi Obiefule of Ịsụ.

18. Hon. Otuibe Samuel of Ahiazu Mbaise.

19. Rt. Hon. Chyna Amara Iwuanyanwu of Nwangele.

Following the Impeachment of Emeziem, the house moved to elect Rt. Hon. Kennedy Ibe of Obowo State Constituency, a ranking member as the new speaker of the house.

Making reference to the case of forgery of the signatures of members alleged to have been committed by the former speaker Paul Emeziem on November 2nd where he was widely reported to have impeached his deputy using forged signatures of lawmakers. 

The House further set up a committee of 5 persons to investigate the allegation of forgery.

Members of the investigation panel are ; 

1. Hon. Kanayo 'Dele' Onyemaehi as Chairman.

2. Hon. Frank Ugboma of Oguta as vice Chairman.

3. Hon. Duru Johnson of Ideato South - Member.

4. Hon. Emeka Nduka of Ehime Mbano - Member and

5. Chigozie Nwaneri of Oru East - Member. 

The 3 members suspended include ; 

Rt. Hon. Paul Emeziem of Onuimo,

Hon. Ekene Nnodumele of Orsu and

Rt. Hon. Okey Onyekamma of Mbaitolu. 

The newly elected speaker of the house in his address with the press condemned the actions of the Emeziem. 

According to Ibe the newly elected Speaker of the house, the ousted speaker Emeziem was suspended for "Desecration of the sanctity of the house" adding that the former speaker brought the house to great disrepute by his Conduct. 

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