News-Imo Assembly Speaker, Collins, Impeached

The Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Chiji Collins, has been removed.

Collins was reportedly removed over allegations of financial impropriety, high handedness, and gross misconduct among others.

He was impeached by the lawmakers during a plenary at the legislative chamber of the Assembly complex in Owerri, the state capital on Friday November 13. His impeachment was supported by 19 out of the 27 members of the House.

Meanwhile, the lawmakers elected Mr Paul Emeziem (Pictured left) from Onuimo Local Government Area as the new Speaker of the House.

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