ASHA speaker absconds with MACE as impeachment looms.


There was confusion at the Anambra State House of Assembly on Thursday following a move to impeach the speaker, Mrs. Rita Maduagwu by members.

Noticing the move, the speaker absconded with the mace, the symbol of authority of the legislative house.

Before that, no fewer than 28 members of the house had assembled at the hallowed chamber for the business of the day.

Amid the confusion, the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano drove to the House of Assembly complex, apparently to intercede.

Our source said the governor addressed the 28 members of the house who were members of All Progressive Grand Alliance, pleading with them to persuade others not to carry out the impeachment.

The speaker noticing that her members were adamant in carrying out their mission absconded with the mace, unnoticed.

When the bell signifying her coming into the chambers rang severally the speaker was nowhere to be found.

This caused the majority leader, Victor Okoye to call for the adjournment of the house to Tuesday, April 11.


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