- Armed security men take over Imo House of Assembly over a plot to impeach the speaker
- The lawmakers are reportedly not happy with Speaker Acho Ihim over the manner he handles the affairs of the House
- In a bid to stave off the planned impeachment, the speaker reportedly invited five of the suspended members of the House
Residents and staff of the Imo state House of Assembly have been left in confusion following tight security around the legislative chamber and its surrounding environment over a plot by the members to impeach the speaker, Acho Ihim.
It was learnt that the security men stationed their vehicles at strategic locations leading to the legislative House as they carried out strict surveillance.
According to a report by Daily Sun, the impeachment plot is happening at a time the speaker is reported to have invited five suspended members of the House for dialogue in a bid to save his head.
The report said 19 members had perfected plot to impeach the speaker and that the number included the five of the suspended members.
The allegation concerned the way the speaker had directed the affairs of the assembly as well as refusal to pay most of their allowances.
“The members of the House are not happy because their allowances and other entitlements have not be paid to them.
“Forget that majority of them had joined Action Alliance (AA) hoping that they would returned to the House as they were promised by the state governor. But, only six of the current members won re-election back to the house and they are not,” a source was quoted as saying.
It was learnt that Ihim took the decision to recall the suspended members at a sitting where a motion was moved by the representative of Nkwerre state constituency, Chika Madumere.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Uche Nwosu, the candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the just concluded governorship election in Imo state, on Thursday, April 11, said new findings have shown that he would reclaim his mandate.
Nwosu said the level of irregularities discovered in some local government areas during the election is alarming.
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The son-in-law of Governor Rochas Okorocha specifically pointed out that what transpired in Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu Mbaise, Ezinihitte and Ngor-Okpala local government areas was unhealthy for the nation’s democracy.
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