Imo State House of Assembly Speaker, Chiji Collins, has been impeached.
The Speaker was removed from office by lawmakers on Friday during a plenary at the legislative chamber of the Assembly complex in Owerri, the state capital.
The motion to impeach the former speaker was supported by 19 out of 27 members of the house
The ousted speaker was impeached over allegations of financial impropriety, high handedness, and gross misconduct, among others.
Following his impeachment, the lawmakers elected Paul Emeziem from Onuimo Local Government Area as the new Speaker of the House.