The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has endorsed the new Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Kennedy Ibeh.
Our correspondent gathered on Tuesday that the governor received the speaker and other lawmakers who supported his emergence on Monday night at the Government House in Owerri.
The embattled deputy speaker, Amara Iwuanyanwu, in a brief statement he posted on his official social media handle on Tuesday confirmed the development.
Iwuanyanwu wrote, “The leadership of Imo State House of Assembly, ably led by Kennedy Ibeh (Speaker, IMHA) and Amarachi Iwuanyanwu (Deputy Speaker IMHA), and distinguished colleagues meet with Governor Hope Uzodinma @newly commissioned Exco Chambers, Govt House Owerri.”
In another statement with Amara, Ibeh and the governor in a picture, the embattled deputy speaker wrote, “ H.E Hope Uzodimma (Governor, Imo State), Kennedy Ibeh (New Speaker, IMHA) and Amara Iwuanyanwu (DSP IMHA).”
UGAMATV reports that the lawmakers had on Monday impeached the former speaker, Paul Emeziem.
Emeziem who got wind of his planned removal rushed to complex but was barred from gaining access into the complex by gun wielding policemen.
Before yesterday’s drama, 18 out of the 27 lawmakers had last week Tuesday signed a resolution removing Iwuanyanwu as the deputy speaker.