The Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Martins Okechukwu Azubuike has been impeached by 20 out of the 24 members of the House on Thursday.
Motion for the impeachment of the Speaker was moved by the Deputy Majority Leader of the House Solomon Akpulonu who represents Obingwa East State Constituency.
Giving reasons for the impeachment, Hon Akpulonu said that Rt. Hon. Azubuike was impeached because he failed to ensure equitable distribution of positions among members of the Assembly. He further said that the impeached speaker remained insensitive to the rights and needs of the members and the general staff of the Assembly.
“He remained insensitive to the rights and needs of the members and the general staff of the Assembly. His autocratic practices have brought the Abia State House of Assembly on collision course with other arms of government and agencies of Abia State. He has abused the office of the Speaker by using same for personal and private political interest”
The impeached speaker was immediately replaced with a member representing Osisioma North State Constituency, Hon. Kennedy Njoku