Imo Speaker Suspended After He Escaped With Mace, Ordered Aides To Off Generator To Avert Impeachment

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There was plenty of drama on Wednesday as twenty-one out of the 27 lawmakers of the Imo State House of Assembly suspended the Speaker, Acho Ihim, as they began move to impeach him.

Ihim’s suspension came after he adjourned plenary and escaped with the maze after reading a letter announcing the lifting of the suspension slammed on the 27 Local Government chairmen of the 27 LGA of the state the lawmakers last week.

The speaker, in a bid to frustrate his colleagues from removing him, had reportedly ordered his aides to switch off the generating set supplying electricity to the complex.

However, his colleagues, who were angered by his action, were undetered as they carried on with the business of the day.

The 21 lawmakers immediately announced Chiendu Offor(Onuimo) of the Action Alliance as the temporary speaker.

They also announced the suspension of the majority leader of the house,Lugard Osuji and elected Lloyd Chukwuemeka ,(Owerri North)in his place.

The acting speaker, who letter addressed journalists, said that the 21 lawmakers had served impeachment notices on Ihim and Osuji.

Trouble had started after the lawmakers raised objection to the letter announcing the lifting of the suspension of the suspended 27 LGA chairmen.

The lawmakers had quoted the order 15 of the house rule which enabled the lawmakers to contribute to it before the speaker rules,but Ihim said that no lawmaker was allowed to contribute to the matter.

The lawmakers were seen putting final touches to the impeachment notices as at the time of filing this report.

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