Sporadic gunshots have erupted at the Imo State House of Assembly Complex.
Details are still sketchy, but it may not be unconnected with the suspension of former House leader, Uche Ogbuagu and five other members.
The lawmakers were reportedly suspended for alleged unparliamentary conduct.
The suspension was announced on Thursday by the Speaker of the House, Paul Emeziem.
The Assembly led had an emergency seating for the suspension.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Collins Osuji, said while the member representing Ideato-north state constituency, Arthur Egwim, was removed as the Chief Whip of the Assembly, Obinna Okwarra of Nkwerre state constituency was replaced.
According to him, “six members were suspended today during the emergency seating.
“They include two PDP members who are the Minority Leader of the House, Anyadike Nwosu of Ezinnihitte state constituency, Philips Ejiogu who represents Owerri-North state constituency, and four other APC members who are Uche Ogbuagu of Ikeduru state constituency, Kennedy Ibeh of Obowo state constituency, Dominic Ezerioha of Oru-west state constituency and Onyemeachi Njoku of Ihitte-Uboma state constituency.
“Their removal was announced by the speaker, Rt. Hon. Paul Emeziem during the plenary today.”