Cross River Assembly Impeach Speaker for ‘Misappropriation’

Cross River Assembly Impeach Speaker for ‘Misappropriation’

May 22, 2024 0 By Fasholu Gabriel Oluwatobi

Elvert Ayambem, speaker of the Cross River state house of assembly, has been impeached

Ayambem was impeached during plenary on Wednesday over allegations bordering on financial misappropriation and incompetence

The impeachment notice, which was seen by TheCable, was signed by 17 members of the assembly.

There are 25 members in the Cross River assembly.

The motion for the impeachment was moved by Effiong Ekarika, lawmaker representing Calabar south 1 constituency, and seconded by Oman Charles of Bekwarra constituency.

A rowdy session ensued after Ayambem was impeached.

One of the lawmakers made a dash for the mace, which is the symbol of authority of the speaker.

However, the legislator with the mace refused to let go, resulting in a struggle, fisticuffs and a brawl in the chamber.

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