Abia State Assembly deputy speaker has been impeached hours after presiding over speaker’s impeachment.
The confusion and supremacy battle in the Abia State House of Assembly Tuesday, got messier as the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Ifeanyi Uchendu, has been impeached hours after presiding over the purported impeachment of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji.
Uchendu had earlier in the day, according to a viral video, presided over the impeachment of Orji at an undisclosed location in Umuahia suspected to be Emeka Omeruo Government Guest House.
The lawmakers who met at the location elected Hon. Chukwudi Apugo representing Umuahia East state constituency as the new Speaker.
But the House during a plenary later on the floor of the Assembly presided over by the Speaker, Hon Orji, impeached the Deputy Speaker, and elected Hon. Mandela Obasi representing Ohafia North as his replacement.