Two Speakers emerge in Anambra Assembly


There was confusion earlier today in the Anambra state House of Assembly as two speakers emerge in the person of Hon Ikem Uzoezie who was appointed the new speaker of the house.

Just after that the embattled Anambra Speaker, Right Hon Rita Maduagwu vows that nobody can impeach her as she remained the speaker.

Earlier, the Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Rita Maduagwu, was impeached as spearheaded by the Deputy Speaker, Hon Hafford Oseke.

She was impeached by 20 out of the 30 members of the House on Tuesday.

The motion to impeach her was moved by Ikem Uzozie, representing Aguata II constituency. He was seconded by Onyebuchi Offor(Ekwusigo constituency).

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Maduagwu was accused of financial impropriety, gross misconduct and sundry allegations.

The embattled Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Rita Maduagwu, has described her purported impeachment as “a bundle of illegality.”

Describing those who allegedly impeached her as “rascals,” Maduagwu said, “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 need two-thirds of our members to impeach the Speaker or the governor. So, I’m still the Speaker.”

Maduagwu, who was rallied round by some government officials, including the Secretary to the State Government, Solo Chukwulobe, regained access to the chamber after about two hours and held a session with 11 members.

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She adjourned the House sitting till November 15.