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Thugs Invade Anambra Assembly

The leadership crisis rocking the Anambra State House of Assembly has taken a fresh dimension as armed thugs have invaded the assembly complex leading to gunshots.

Consequent to the crisis that befell the House following the impeachment of the speaker, Rt. Hon. Rita Maduagwu over financial impropriety, gross misconduct, incompetence and sundry allegations on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 leading to the emergence of two speakers.

It was gathered that the motion to impeach the speaker was moved by Hon. Ikem Uzozie, representing Aguata II constituency and was seconded by Hon. Onyebuchi Offor of Ekwusigo constituency while three members who refused to join in the exercise were suspended.

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Interestingly, Hon. Uzozie was thereafter nominated for speaker by his group, but the Clerk of the House, Pius Udoh, allegedly sneaked out from the chamber to avoid swearing in Uzozie.

Maduagwu had disclosed that; “Nobody can impeach me because I have not committed any offence. They didn’t have any power known to any law to impeach me. They needed two-thirds of our members to impeach me or the governor. So, I’m still the speaker.”

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We were told that after the impeachment, Maduagwu with some government officials, including the Secretary to the State Government, Solo Chukwulobe, regained access to the chamber and held a session with 11 members. She had adjourned the House till Thursday, November 15 which has now led to this.