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UPDATE: Why Delta Assembly Speaker Was Impeached

The reasons for the impeachment of Delta State House of Assembly speaker, Monday Igbuya on Monday morning has been revealed.

Members of the state Assembly impeached Igbuya over allegations of financial misappropriation and highhandedness. He was replaced by Sheriff Oborevwori, representing Okpe Constituency.

It was also learnt that the Deputy Speaker, Friday Osanebi presided at the assembly sitting where the former speaker, Igbuya, was impeached alongside the Majority Leader, Tim Owhofere.

The sitting for the impeachment processes started about 7:06am which was against the usual 10am for sitting by the House, and was fully attended by members excluding the impeached principal officers who were absent.

The lawmakers also suspended the impeached speaker for three months while the former Majority Leader who has now been replaced by Johnson Erijo was handed an indefinite suspension.

At the end of sitting, Punch reports that the new Speaker and members proceeded to Government House to intimate Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the changed in the house leadership.

The governor was still at a closed-door meeting with the assembly members at the time reporting.