Abia Speaker, Chinedum Orji Impeached Outside Chamber
The speaker of the 7th Abia State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engineer Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji has been impeached by some members of the House.
A trending video dated May 29, 2023 showed that the proceeding for the impeachment of Hon. Chinedum Orji was carried out outside the Abia State House of Assembly complex.
According to the deputy speaker, Honourable Ifeanyi Uchendu, Rt. Hon. Orji was impeached because of so many allegations against him.
Honourable Chukwudi Apugo who represents Umuahia East State constituency, was announced as the new speaker of the House.
Meanwhile, according to grapevine: “There is a standing rule in the House that anyone that it is mandatory that anyone who wants to be a Speaker of the House MUST be a two-time member of the House. But, considering the fact that power has shifted to Labour Party in the State, the members opted for the amendment of the constitution but the Speaker refused.
Famousreporters.com also gathered that there were agitations for the amendment of the rule of the House, hence the reason for the amendment as intended, is to enable the incoming administration of Labour Party, under Dr. Alex Otti, effectively execute his duties in the State without interference from any source, whatsoever.
This is even as it is obvious that virtually all the reelected House members are of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, a perceived factor that could hamper the success of the incoming administration, if elected also as the party.
Below is the list of lawmakers who signed for the impeachment of the speaker, however, Hon. Ginger Onwusibe, Hon. Abraham Obah, Hon. Paul Taribo did not impend their signatures.