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Uche Oguike Majority Leader Imo House of Assembly impeached!

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Uche Oguike

The Imo State House of Assembly witnessed a rowdy session yesterday during its plenary when Speaker Acho Ihim announced, after the motion for adjournment, the removal of the House Majority leader, Uche Oguike.  

 The Speaker had announced the change while members of the House were about leaving the legislative Chamber.
The new majority leader was sacked last year by the House over alleged inefficiency in the discharge of his duties.
However, Ihim said the removal of Oguike as the House majority leader has nothing to do with the alleged impeachment plot against the deputy governor, Eze Madumere. He was promptly replaced with former majority leader, Lugard Osuji.

What we did was simply to reshuffle principal officers of the House to have firmer control. It therefore, has nothing to do with the rumored impeachment of Eze Madumere. The deputy governor has not committed any impeachable offence, so, I want to advice Imo people to discountenance the rumours. When contacted for reaction, Oguike said that it was only the speaker who can explain reasons behind his removal.

“I think you should ask the speaker why I was removed, because I don’t know; he is the only person who can give you the reasons for my removal.”
One of the legislators  who preferred to remain anonymous, alleged that the Speaker’s action may not be unconnected with an impeachment plot against the deputy governor.
He revealed further that since the project of unseating Madumere is being discussed in clandestine meetings, it has remained a hard nut to crack, because of the timing and lack of cogent reason since “the deputy governor has not been in breach of any law to warrant his removal.

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