Imo Assembly impeaches deputy Speaker, lifts lawmakers’suspension

The Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Amara Iwuanyanwu, has been removed.

He was removed during the plenary on Tuesday.

Before his removal, Ekene Nnodim, who represents Orlu State Constituency submitted a resolution signed by18 out of the 27 lawmakers.

The speaker, Paul Emezim, who presided over the plenary, subsequently okayed the removal of Iwuanyanwu.

The Assembly also recalled six suspended lawmakers of the state legislature.

This came four months after Emezim suspended the lawmakers over alleged “un-parliamentary conduct.”

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The suspension had attracted condemnation from the people of the state.

But on October 6, a suit challenging the suspension of the six lawmakers was struck out by a court in Owerri.

Counsel for the embattled lawmakers, Kingdom Okere, had said the suit was struck out after his clients and the Assembly leadership reached a consensus.

On Tuesday, the speaker announced that the suspended lawmakers had repented hence the lifting of the four months old ban.

The lawmakers are Kennedy Ibe, Onyemaechi Njoku, Uche Ogbuagu, Anyadike Nwosu, Philip Ejiogu and Dominic Ezerioha.

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