Cross River assembly speaker impeached

Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Elvert Ekom Ayambem, has been impeached.

17 members of the House impeached the speaker during Wednesday’s plenary over allegations of misappropriation of funds.

The impeachment motion was moved by Effiom Ekarika, the lawmaker representing Calabar South 1 Constituency of Cross River.

The motion was seconded by Omang Charles Omang, lawmaker representing Bekwarra Constituency in the state. Ayambem was elected Speaker of the 10th Cross River State House of Assembly in June 2023.

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CorrectNG recalls that in January, Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Kunle Oluomo was impeached.

Eighteen of the 36 members of State Assembly voted for Oluomo’s impeachment at plenary session. In his place, the Assembly immediately elected a member, Hon Oludaisi Elemide as the new speaker.

Oluomo has been embroiled in allegations ranging from alleged embezzlement of funds, highhandedness and related offences. His impeachment may not be unconnected to the many allegations against him.

Giving his maiden speech after the impeachment, the new speaker, Elemide asked for calm among fellow lawmakers.

He said that the impeachment was not targeted against the governor of the state Dapo Abiodun as being speculated in some quarters.


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