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Few Months After His Boss Was Impeached As Speaker, Deputy Speaker Of The Imo House Of Assembly, Amara Iwuanyanwu Has Also Been Removed.

Amara Iwuanyanwu.

The Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Amara Iwuanyanwu, has been removed..

He was removed under tight security during the plenary on Tuesday when Hon. 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.

The Speaker, Paul Emezim, who presided over the plenary, okayed the removal of Iwuanyanwu, while the House recalled six suspended lawmakers of the state legislature.

This came four months after the Speaker had controversially suspended the lawmakers on what he tagged “unparliamentary conduct”, with suspension which took place on July 8 had caused panic at the plenary as sporadic gunshots rented the air before the Speaker was smuggled out by his security aides.

An event which subsequently attracted wide condemnation from the people of the state, but on the 6th of October, a suit challenging the suspension, was struck out by a court in Owerri, the state capital.

Counsel to the embattled lawmakers, Kingdom Okere, had told correspondents that the suit was struck out after his clients and the House of Assembly leadership had reached a consensus on the matter..

The lawmakers included Kennedy Ibe (Obowo); Onyemaechi Njoku (Ihitte Uboma); Uche Ogbuagu (Ikeduru); Anyadike Nwosu (Ezinihitte Mbaise); Philip Ejiogu, (Owerri North); Dominic Ezerioha (Oru West).

He was very instrumental to the impeachment of his former boss, Chiji Collins, who was speaker during the time of Emeka Ihedioha as governor, into the time of Hope Uzodimma.


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