Engr. Chinedum Orji Impeached As Abia Speaker; Hon. Chukwudi Apugo Takes Over As New Speaker

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BREAKING: Abia Assembly Speaker Impeached

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The Abia State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, May 2, passed vote of no confidence on its speaker, Hon. Chinedum Orji, Politics Nigeria reports.

At the time of publication, the specific reasons for Mr. Chinedum impeachment remains unclear, but a senior member of the House from Abia North Senatorial District who preferred not to be named confirmed authoritatively the action of the legislators.

Hon. Kennedy Njoku representing Osisioma North, moved the motion of impeachment and was seconded by Hon. Ifeanyi Uchendu who represents Ohafia South.

Mr Orji, representing Umuahia Central State Constituency, lost February 25 national assembly poll for Ikwuano/Umuahia North/Umuahia South Federal Constituency.

Mr Orji, son of the former Governor Theodore Orji, lost to the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Obi Aguocha in the last concluded general elections.

A Senior member of the House of Assembly confirmed that Hon. Chukwudi Apugo was unanimously selected to take over from Engr. Chinedum Orji as new Speaker.

According to available information, operatives of the Nigerian Police Force have taken over the entrance gate of the State Assembly to prevent any possible break down of law and order.

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By Abia ThinkTank

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