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Imo Assembly Suspends 4 Lawmakers over Alleged Impeachment Plot Against Speaker



Imo State House of Assembly has suspended four members over an alleged plot to impeach the Speaker, Chike Olemgbe.

The Speaker announced the suspension during plenary on Tuesday.

The suspended lawmakers include Samuel Otuibe (Ahiazu-Mbaise), Henry Agbasonu (Ezinihitte-Mbaise), Chidiebere Ogbunikpa (Okigwe), and Dominic Ezerioha (Oru-West).

The Speaker said the decision to suspend them was taken at the executive session.

Olemgbe also announced that all standing committees headed by the suspended members have been taken away from them.

Imo State House of Assembly complex
He made minor adjustments on the standing committees.

Some of the suspended members present during the announcement declined to speak with journalists.

Vanguard quoted the Speaker’s Chief Press Secretary, Peter Uwa, as saying in Owerri that the suspension was the Speaker’s idea, adding that no member of the Assembly moved the motion for suspension.

He said the reason for the suspension was “for hatching, scheming an impeachment plan and inciting members to impeach the Speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly.”

“Nobody moved the motion for their suspension. It came as an announcement from the Speaker of the state House of Assembly,” the press secretary said.

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