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Imo Assembly removes deputy speaker

The Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Amara Iwuanyanwu, has been removed.

He was removed under tight security during the plenary on Tuesday.

Ekene Nnodim, who represents Orlu state constituency, submitted a resolution signed by 18 out of the 27 lawmakers for the removal of Iwuanyanwu as the Deputy Speaker.

The Speaker, Paul Emezim, who presided over the plenary, okayed the removal of Iwuanyanwu.

Meanwhile, the House of Assembly also recalled six suspended lawmakers of the state legislature.

Editing by Omotola Oguneye