Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Mr. Monday Igbuya has been impeached this morning during the house session.
Mr. Igbuya was immediately replaced with the lawmaker representing, Okpe constituency, Mr. Sheriff Oborevwori as the new speaker.
FINANCIAL WATCH authoritatively gathered that Igbuya’s impeachment was signed by 22 out of the 29 members of the house.
The lawmakers also suspended the impeached speaker for three months while the former Majority Leader who has now been replaced by Mr Johnson Erijo was however handed an indefinite suspension.
There has been obvious moves before now to impeach the speaker. Many attempts have been made.
The Committee of the Whole House meet yesterday and adjoined till 10 am today only for a opposing group to spring a surprise by reconvening at 7 am today to impeach the Speaker.
A leading member of the House, who spoke under anonymity says the move was illegal since the House rules were breached by the hurried 7 am convening of the House.
He nevertheless agreed that only 20 members of the House, not 22 as alleged, carried out the coup. He agreed that they had two-thirds majority to carry out the action.
Efforts by FINANCIAL WATCH to reach the chief press secretary of the speaker, Henry Ebieri proved abortive as there was no response on phone calls.