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Drama As Abia Assembly Suspends Deputy Speaker, 8 Others

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The Abia State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Chief Ifeanyi Uchendu, and eight other members were yesterday suspended in a very bizarre manner. 

The members were suspended during plenary on Tuesday presided over by the embattled Speaker, Chinedum Orji.

The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that Orji was earlier reportedly impeached by 18 of the 24-member of the House on Tuesday.

Just before Orji’s reported impeachment, the police took over the premises of the Assembly. Shortly after, it was announced that the Speaker had been impeached.

However, a few hours later, Orji emerged and presided over the plenary of the House.

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The Eastern Updates gathered that 9 members were present during the sitting.

A source close to the Speaker told DAILY POST that, “Orji remains the Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly. Eleven members are with him. As you can see, nine of them attended the sitting, while two, who are currently out of the country, took permission.”

During the sitting, Uchendu was suspended alongside Rt Hon Chikwendu Kalu, Hon Chukwudi Apugo, Hon Aaron Uzodike, Hon Chukwu Chijioke, Hon Thomas Nkoro, Hon Mike Ukoha, Obinna Ichita and Hon Okey Igwe.

The House said the suspension would take immediate effect, without pay.

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