The real reason Hon. Chiji Collins was impeached as Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, has emerged.
Collins’ impeachment followed a motion sponsored by the member representing Osu State constituency, Ekene Nnodimele and seconded by Michael Onyemaechi from Ihite Uboma State constituency in a notice signed by 19 other colleagues.
Paul Emeziem from Onuimo State constituency replaced Collins who is representing his people of Isiala Mbano.
Explaining why the Speaker was impeached, Nnodimele disclosed that the former Speaker was sacked from his position following numerous petitions ranging from gross misconduct, incompetence, financially rascality and sabotage.
While on a courtesy call to Governor Hope Uzodimma after the impeachment, deputy Speaker of the House, Chyna Iwuanyanwu who led his colleagues informed the governor that the former Speaker was impeached to save their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) from impending crisis in the State.
According to him, “the impeachment of our former Speaker was borne out of necessity to protect APC being the majority party in the house , we decided to replace him with somebody who has the interest of the party at heart.”