We Impeached Orji for locking the Assembly complex for four months and failure to convene the House while there were urgent legislative matters, Says Hon Ichita | #NwokeukwuMascot

Rt Hon Chinedum Orji

As Chinedum Orji and Apugo are still laying claims to the speakership of the House.

Recall that over 16  lawmakers in a session presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Hon Ifeanyi Uchendu, impeached the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Orji, and elected his kinsman, Hon. Apugo as his replacement.

Hours later, the Speaker, Engr Orji who met with about eight lawmakers at the Assembly complex impeached the Deputy Speaker and suspended legislators that participated in his removal.

He insisted that he remains the Speaker and could not have been legally impeached outside the Assembly complex.

But on Wednesday, hostilities escalated as Apugo and the lawmakers in his camp held a plenary and suspended Orji and those loyal to 


According to Ichita, 16 lawmakers are with Apugo, even as he insists that the emergence of the new Speaker followed due process.

Hon Obinna Ichita

Ichita also denied that the lawmakers were being sponsored by anybody, saying they only wanted the right things to be done.

Orji was accused of locking the Assembly complex for four months and failing to convene the House while there were urgent legislative matters that needed the inputs of the lawmakers.

But Orji had denied the allegations, saying it was the collective decision of the lawmakers to go on break after the elections.

Orji who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary Mr Jude Ndukwe told Vanguard that “he remains the Speaker “.


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