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BREAKING: How Delta speaker was impeached, suspended

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Ovie Okpare, Warri

The speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Monday Igbuya, was on Monday morning impeached over allegations of financial misappropriation and highhandedness.

Igbuya was replaced by the member representing Okpe Constituency, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori.

Nigeria News learnt that the Deputy Speaker, Mr Friday Osanebi presided at the assembly sitting where the former speaker, Igbuya, was impeached alongside the Majority Leader, Tim Owhofere.

Our correspondent reliably gathered that the sitting started about 7:06am which was against the usual 10am for sitting by the House, and was fully attended by members excluding the impeached principal officers who were absent.

The lawmakers also suspended the impeached speaker for three months while the former Majority Leader who has now been replaced by Mr Johnson Erijo was however handed an indefinite suspension.

At the end of the sitting, the new Speaker and other members however proceeded to Government House to intimate the state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, of the changed in the house leadership.

The governor was still at a closed doors meeting with the assembly members at the time of filing this report.

Efforts to reach the impeached speaker for reaction to the development proved abortive.

Details later.

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