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Imo Assembly Deputy Speaker Impeached

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Amara Iwuanyanwu

Amara Iwuanyanwu, the deputy speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly has been impeached.

Iwuanyanwu was impeached during plenary at the Assembly complex on Tuesday, November 2.

Ekene Nnodim, who represents Orlu State Constituency, submitted a resolution signed by 18 out of the 27 lawmakers for the removal of Iwuanyanwu as the Deputy Speaker.

Speaker Paul Emezim, who presided over the plenary, approved the impeachment of Iwuanyanwu without reading the content of the resolution. The Assembly also recalled six suspended lawmakers.

The speaker had controversially suspended the lawmakers over what he tagged as “unparliamentary conduct”.

The suspension, which took place on July 8, caused panic at the plenary as sporadic gunshots rented the air before the speaker was smuggled out by his security aides.

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