Some members of the Abia state House of Assembly in a sitting presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Ifeanyi Uchendu, impeached Orji and elected Hon. Chukwudi Apugo who represents Umuahia East constituency, as the new speaker. Former speaker of the House, Hon. Kennedy Njoku, moved a motion which was seconded by Hon.Chijioke Chukwu, accused Orji of insensitivity to the welfare of the members, among sundry offences.Meanwhile, Orji stormed the Assembly complex and commenced sitting with his loyalists and suspended 9 members including the new speaker. The house also elected Hon. Mandela Obasi as the new Deputy Speaker and Hon. Emeka Okoroafor as the new minority Leader. Those suspended include; the deputy speaker, Ifeanyi Uchendu, and former speaker, Hon. Chikwendu Kalu, former speaker, Hon. Kennedy Njoku, Minority Leader, Hon. Chijioke Chukwu, Hon. Obinna Ichita, Hon. Okey Igwe, Hon.Thomas Nkoro and Hon.Aaron Uzodike.

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