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Kinsmen fault Imo deputy speaker’s removal, demand reinstatement

By Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri
08 November 2021   |   2:17 am
The constituents of the impeached Deputy Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Amara Iwuanyanwu, have faulted the impeachment of their member.

The constituents of the impeached Deputy Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Amara Iwuanyanwu, have faulted the impeachment of their member.

In a statement issued at the weekend and signed by F.M. Dikeukwu, a group, under the aegis of Concerned Nkwerre Federal Constituency People, maintained that due process was not followed in the removal of the deputy speaker.

“We, the good people of Nkwerre, Isu, Njaba and Nwangele Federal Constituency have received with rude shock the attempt by a group of anti-3R government in Imo State to remove the deputy speaker.

“Unfortunately, the action failed as the planners could not put a replacement because they were acting on a wrong footing.

“We wish to tell our people that this action, which is dead on arrival, is targeted at the Imo governor and therefore will not stand.

“We ask the people to remain calm as efforts are being put in place to return the situation to normalcy,” the statement stated.

The Guardian learnt that a member of the 27-member Assembly had presented a document containing a resolution of unmentioned 18 legislators, who endorsed the number two man’s removal to the Speaker, during a plenary, prompting the latter to read it, announcing Iwuanyanwu’s removal. Since then, The Guardian gathered that the governor, Hope Uzodimma, has allegedly not welcomed the impeachment.