The majority leader of the Imo State House of Assembly, Uche Ogbuagu, has been impeached.
Ogbuagu, who is representing Ikeduru State Constituency, was impeached on Thursday morning.
The lawmaker had, after winning his election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The members of the House who impeached Ogbuagu argued that his defection, which came shortly after Emeka Ihedioha was removed as governor via a January 2020 Supreme Court ruling, was to enable him (Ogbuagu) emerge as a principal officer of the house.
Ogbuagu’s impeachment was announced by the Speaker, Paul Emezim, who presided over the plenary on Thursday.