The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Mr Chiji Collins, has been impeached over financial impropriety, high handedness, and gross misconduct.
Channels TV reports that Collins was removed from office by the lawmakers on Friday during a plenary at the legislative chamber of the Assembly complex in Owerri, the state capital.
The motion for the impeachment of the speaker was supported by 19 out of the 27 members of the House.
Mr Paul Emeziem from Onuimo Local Government Area was subsequently elected by the lawmakers as the new Speaker of the House.
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