SPEAKER of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Impeached Speaker, Chukwuma Nwazunku has been impeached. Nwazunku was impeached on Monday morning after a motion moved by Hon Chris Usulor, representing Ezza South constituency and second by the Minority Leader, Hon. Enyi C. Enyi (Ezza North West).
Three members of the assembly (Frank Onwe, Eni Uduma Chime
and, Blaise Orji who is Deputy Speaker) had been suspended
before Monday’s sitting, but 18 of the 24-man assembly first
reversed the suspension before impeaching the speaker.
Eni Uduma Chima (Afikpo South West) then moved the motion for
election of Helen Nwaobasi (Abakaliki South) as new Speaker, a
motion that was duly seconded Jerry Obasi.
The impeachment of the speaker continues the recent wave of
removal of elected officers in Nigeria’s political landscape.
Governor of Adamawa State, Governor Murtala Nyako was
impeached last week, and Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa
State, who was served an impeachment notice on Thursday, is
believed to be next in line.
There have been reports — as well as denials — that the Oyo State
House of Assembly is currently planning to impeach the Governor
of the state, Abiola Ajibmobi.