Unknown Gunmen Invade Imo House Of Assembly, Attack Speaker, Others

The Imo State House of Assembly descended into chaos on Thursday after the Speaker of the House, Paul Emeziem, introduced the suspension of six members for alleged ‘unparliamentary conduct.’

It was learnt that the Speaker of the Assembly, Paul Emeziem, alongside some members of the House narrowly escaped being shot by some unknown gunmen after the announcement.

Unknown Gunmen Invade Imo House Of Assembly, Attack Speaker, Others 2

During the taking pictures, the Speaker was hurriedly bundled out of the premises by his private aides.

Emeziem had earlier introduced the suspension of two PDP members and 4 APC members indefinitely.

The affected lawmakers had been Kennedy Ibe (Obowo), Crown Onyemaechi (Ihitte-Uboma), Uche Ogbuagu (Ikeduru), Dominic Ezerioha (Oru West), Philip Ejiogu (Owerri North), and Anyadike Nwosu (Ezinihitte Mbaise).

While Ejiogu and Nwosu had been of PDP, the opposite 4 had been of the ruling occasion within the state, APC.

The Imo Assembly additionally dissolved all its standing committees as nicely and likewise sacked the House Chief Whip, Arthur Egwim (Ideato North). 

It changed Egwim with Obinna Okwara (Nkwerre).

Announcing the event on the ground of the House, Emeziem stated the suspension was to allow the House get pleasure from relative peace and clean operation.

He stated the choice was reached on the government session of the House, added that his management wouldn’t condone acts able to bringing the House to disrepute and mock.

“We have observed that some members here have been conducting themselves in an unparliamentary manner thereby bringing the house to ridicule,” the Speaker stated.

“We have thoroughly examined this issue at the executive session of the house and have resolved that peace and order must continue to reign.

“The executive session has therefore recommended the suspension of the members who have engaged in different misconduct.

“This action is in line with ensuring that the image of the house remains as it should be, while providing a functional environment and the synergy which we are required to provide to ensure all arms of government work together.”

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Unknown Gunmen Invade Imo House Of Assembly, Attack Speaker, Others

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