Members of the Anambra State House of Assembly have impeached their Speaker, Rita Mmaduagwu.
According to reports, the lawmakers impeached Mmaduagwu during today’s plenary at the Assembly chamber in Awka, the state capital and consequently elected Ikem Uzoezie as the new speaker.
The former speaker was impeached on the grounds of alleged incompetence, docility, financial impropriety and high-handedness. The lawmakers took the decision after the new speaker, Uzoezie who represents Aguata II Constituency moved the motion for impeachment while Onyebuchi Offor from Ekwusigo Constituency seconded the motion.
About 22 members were in plenary and only three lawmakers kicked against the impeachment. The three members have also been suspended on allegations of gross misconduct.