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    Drama As Imo Assembly Suspends Three Lawmakers


    Dec 23, 2021

    There was drama on the floor of the Imo State House of Assembly on Thursday as three lawmakers were suspended for alleged gross misconduct.

    Announcing the suspension, Speaker of the House, Rt Hon. Kennedy Ibeh said the lawmakers were punished for failing to participate in the presentation of the 2022 budget by Governor Hope Uzodinma.

    Ibeh mentioned the suspended lawmakers as Arthur Egwim (member representing Ideato North State Constituency), Ngozie Obiefule (member representing Isu Constituency) and Obinna Okwara (member representing Nkwerre Constituency).

    Supporters of the suspended lawmakers have thronged the state assembly to protest the action of the assembly. The supporters have vowed to contest the decision.

    Meanwhile, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to rig the 2023 general elections.

    Naija News reports that the opposition party made the accusation in a statement on Wednesday signed by its spokesman, Debo Ologunagba.

    The PDP condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, saying that the current government is planning to subvert the will of the people.

    It said that the ruling APC wants to prevent the electronic transmission of results in 2023 which will completely eliminate manipulations and alteration of results at elections.

    This article was originally published on Naija News

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