Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly Resigns After Just 24Hrs On The Job

By Adenike Lucas

Kennedy Njoku, the ninth speaker of the 6th Abia State House of Assembly has resigned after spending just 24 hours on the job.

Kennedy Njoku

The lawmaker was elected on Thursday, 29, December, after 20 out 24 of the assembly members voted to impeach former Speaker Martins Azubuike, who represents Isialangwa North Constituency.

The Deputy Leader of the House, Solomon Akpulonu, representing Obingwa East Constituency, reportedly moved the motion for Honourable Azubuike’s removal.

Chief Akpulonu said, Honourable Azubuike “failed to ensure equitable distribution of positions and powers among members,” adding that he was “insensitive to the rights and needs of members and general staff of the assembly.”

During an election to replace Honourable Azubuike, Bishop Njoku, polled 17 votes to defeat the rep member for Isialangwa South Constituency, Chikwendu Kalu.

Bishop Njoku who represents Osisioma-Ngwa State Constituency said he was resigning for “personal grounds.”

He has been replaced with Honourable Kalu.

Rivers House of Assembly


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