BREAKING: Fight Erupts as Cross River State House of Assembly Sacks Speaker Ayambem, Video Trends

BREAKING: Fight Erupts as Cross River State House of Assembly Sacks Speaker Ayambem, Video Trends

  • Lawmakers in the Cross River state house of assembly have impeached their speaker, Elvert Ekom Ayambem
  • Ayambem, who represents Ikom II state constituency, was removed on Wednesday, May 22, by 17 members of the house
  • noted a disgraceful scene after Ayambem's impeachment was announced, as some persons engaged in a fight over the possession of the mace - the symbol of authority journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering politics in Nigeria.

Calabar, Cross River state - Elvert Ekom Ayambem, the speaker of the Cross River state house of assembly, has been impeached.

Impeached Ayambem represents Ikom II constituency.

Commotion as Cross River assembly impeaches speaker Elvert Ayambem
Cross River assembly speaker, Elvert Ayambem, has been controversially impeached. Photo credit: @makesensepromot
Source: Twitter

As reported by Leadership newspaper, the controversial impeachment took place on Wednesday, May 22, following allegations of misappropriation of funds and administrative high-handedness.

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Vanguard also noted the development.

According to Channels Television, 17 members of the house removed the speaker.

After impeaching Ayambem, the mace was forcefully taken away.

Watch a video of the commotion below:

Fight in Cross River assembly: Nigerians react

Nigerians on X (formerly Twitter) have been expressing their thoughts over the video showing some people fighting themselves in the Cross River state house of assembly. captures some comments below:

@kielify commented:

"Selfish politicians."

@CHairs62911 said:

"No be small thing."

Morris Monye said:

"I thought we had left this era of fights in the state house of assembly."

@AshE_Nuel commented:

"Trading blows, this is embarrassing."

@Mr_9izeGuy wrote:

"While they failed to successfully remove the speaker, they have already announced his removal.

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"The moment you allow them move a motion, otilor. Very zooish way of doing things."

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Ogun assembly impeaches speaker

Earlier, reported that Kunle Oluomo was impeached as the speaker of the Ogun state house of assembly.

Eighteen of the 26 members of state assembly voted for Oluomo’s impeachment at a plenary session.

Oluomo was impeached for alleged embezzlement of funds, highhandedness and related offences.

Proofreading by James Ojo Adakole, journalist and copy editor at


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at

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