16 Members of the Abia State House of Assembly have attempted to impeach the Speaker, Hon. Chinedum Orji.
However, their efforts for an impeachment on Tuesday were voided, as during the House plenary, the lawmakers involved in the impeachment plot, including the Deputy Speaker, Ifeanyi Uchendu, and seven others were suspended.
The move to impeach the Speaker, Hon. Chinedum Orji, was initiated by Chukwudi Apugo, representing the Umuahia East Constituency, seconded by Hon. Okey Igwe, representing the Umunneochi Constituency.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that upon hearing the impeachment plot, the Speaker swiftly convened a House plenary session, which resulted in the suspension of the Deputy Speaker, who allegedly presided over the impeachment process of the Speaker.
Furthermore, Hon. Igwe, representing Umunneochi State Constituency; Hon. Obinna Ichita of Aba South; Hon. Chukwu Chijioke of Bende North; Hon. Thomas Nkoro of Ukwa East; Hon. Apugo of Umuahia East; Rt. Hon. Chikwendu Kalu and Rt. Hon. Kennedy Njoku were also suspended.
In response to these actions, the member representing Umuahia South state constituency, Hon. Jerry Uzosike, moved a motion, which was seconded by Hon. Ginger Onwusibe, frowning at the activities of the members and suspended them for one month without pay.