The speaker Imo State house of assembly Dr Chiji Collins has been placed on the hot seat as twenty-two lawmakers have signed an agreement to impeach him.
According to a report revealed by a top-flight Online news platform, the impeachment process will begin immediately when the lawmaker reconvenes after the Assembly complex was shut last two weeks over COVID-19 scare.
Naija News learnt that the agreement letter gave the embattled Speaker the option to resign honourably or face impeachment any moment from now.
Speaking on the offences and crimes of Honourable chiji which warranted him to be dismissed, Member representing Oguta constituency, Frank Ugboma, accused the speaker of greed and functioning as chairman of every committee of the House. He also lamented everything about the House has been starting and ending with the Speaker.
said: “The people we represent, now see us as Alleluia boys of the executive arm just because our Speaker kowtows to the bidding of the executive even on critical issues of governance.”This is so much so that he is now cowed to carry out oversight over executive misdeeds.
“Though, as a House, we collectively take responsibility for failure to stand for our people, many of whom are civil servants and pensioners who are owed salaries and pensions up to four months arrears.
Meanwhile, the Media Aide to the Speaker, Emeka Ahaneku, described the move as voice of the opposition whose interest was to get at Governor Uzodimma.
He said however that those championing the move did not have the capacity to impeach the Speaker because few people who had joined them had made a turnaround for fear of being suspended by the House on resumption.