Members of the Imo State House of Assembly on Thursday impeached its majority leader, Uche Ogbuagu.
Ogbuagu, a popular comedian who represents Ikeduru state constituency, had defected to the All Progressives Congress from People’s Democratic Party shortly after Emeka Ihedioha was removed in January 2020 by the Supreme Court as governor in order to emerge a principal officer of the house.
At the Thursday’s plenary which was held under tight security, Ogbuagu was removed by a majority vote.
The speaker, Paul Emezim, who was presiding the plenary, announced that the majority leader of the house had been impeached.
It was gathered that the impeached majority leader had been having cold war with deputy speaker, Amarachi Iwuanyanwu, who sources said, calls the shots at the legislature.
The source said “Uche Ogbuagu is having issues with deputy speaker and you know that the deputy speaker determines what happened at the Assembly. You know he was the one that removed the former speaker and put the current one. He is very close to the governor and the top Government officials.
“The deputy speaker and Uche Ogbuagu are quarrelling and today the deputy succeeded in removing him. He has a lot of influence and other lawmakers who wants to be in the good books of the governor respect his decision.”