This Day (Lagos)

21 July 2014

Nigeria: Ebonyi Speaker Impeached

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Gold mace - Ebonyi State House of Assembly (file photo).

Abakaliki — 18 out of 24 members of Ebonyi state House of Assembly on Monday impeached the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku admist tight security .

Nwanzunku was impeached following a motion moved by Hon Chris Usulor, representing Ezza South constituency and second by the Minority Leader, Hon. Enyi C. Enyi (Ezza North West).

He was replaced with Mrs Helen Nwobashi as the new Speaker. The motion for her election as the new Speaker was moved by Hon. Eni Uduma Chima (Afikpo South West) and seconded by Hon. Frank Onwe (Ohaukwu North).

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Gold mace - Ebonyi State House of Assembly (file photo).

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