Impeached Speaker, Chief Monday Igbuya

Impeached Speaker, Chief Monday Igbuya

Delta State Assembly Impeaches Speaker, Monday Igbuya


Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Mr. Monday Igbuya has been impeached Thursday morning during a session of the state House of Assembly session.

It was gathered that he was allegedly impeached at about 7am, but political loyalists of the impeached speaker said the impeachment took place at 2am, early hours of Thursday.

According to The Punch,  the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Friday Osanebi, presided at the assembly sitting where the former speaker, Igbuya, was impeached alongside the Majority Leader, Tim Owhofere.

The lawmakers also suspended the impeached speaker for three months while the former Majority Leader who has now been replaced by Mr.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.

Mr. Igbuya was immediately replaced with a lawmaker, Sheriff Oborevwori representing Okpe constituency, as the new speaker.

Igbuya’s impeachment was signed by 22 out of the 29 members of the state’s legislative assembly.

DailyPost reports that sources alleged that Mr Monday’s impeachment was sponsored by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Michael Diden, a.k.a, Ejele who splashed money on other members of the house to do the dirty political job.

Political watchers say the impeachment of Hon. Monday Igbuya may not be unconnected with the threat he allegedly handed down to opposition lawmakers in the House to join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP or forfeit the constituency project funds in their possession.

Others say his impeachment may have been because he vowed not to support Chief Ighoyota Amori’s ambition as chairman of the PDP in Delta State.

In a statement signed by his media aide, Henry Ebireri, Hon. Igbuya had said, ” Amori contesting the chairmanship position is taking a step backward. He is bigger than that. His mates are national officers of the party. He should think of becoming a national officer of the party. If he decides to contest, I will not support him.”

 

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