BY ROTIMI DUROJAIYE
Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Paul Emeziem, has been impeached.
The member representing Obowo constituency, Kennedy Ibe, has been elected as the new Speaker of the assembly.
Emeziem was impeached on Monday during plenary by 19 out of the 27 lawmakers who signed a letter which was read on the floor of the house.
According to the lawmakers, the speaker was impeached on allegations of gross misconduct, forgery, abuse of office, and high-handedness.
In November last year, the lawmakers, in the same manner, impeached the then Speaker, Chiji Collins.
Collins was also removed from office by 19 out of the 27 members of the House.
He was equally impeached over allegations of financial impropriety, high-handedness, and gross misconduct, among others.
Emeziem, a member representing Onuimo Local Government Area was immediately elected as then as the new Speaker of the House.