The Imo House of Assembly, has sworn in Hon. Paul Emeziem, of Onuimo state constituency as the new Speaker, following the impeachment of Dr Collins Chiji on Friday.
Chiji was impeached during a special sitting of the House presided over by the Deputy Speaker Amarachi Iwuanyanwu.
It would be recalled that the former speaker has been allegedly accused of certificate forgery.
He was equally accused of supporting the candidancy of Sen.Ifeanyi Ararume for the Imo North senatorial rerun polls against the wish of the state governor, Hope Uzodimma.
The impeachment motion moved by Ekene Nnodumele (Orsu APC) and seconded by Michael Njoku (Ihitte Uboma APC) cited gross incompetence, parliamentary ineptittude, financial impropriety and high handedness as reasons for the impeachment.
“We the undersigned representing over two third majority of the members of the House do state our unequivocal resolution to remove Collins Chiji as the Speaker of the House for gross incompetence, parliamentary ineptitude, financial impropriety and high handedness.”
The motion was signed by 19 members representing over two third majority of the House.