The newly-elected Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Ikemba Uzoezie, says Mrs Rita Maduagwu has been impeached and remains so.
Uzoezie, who briefed journalists on Wednesday, said insinuations that the house was being sponsored by anti-government elements, with the hope of impeaching Governor Willie Obiano, was untrue.
The new Speaker pledged the allegiance of the house to the Governor, saying that it has nothing against Obiano and cannot target him for impeachment.
He explained that the house was just tired of the several ‘sins’ of Rt Hon Maduagwu and needed to effect a change of leadership, hence her removal.
Uzoezie, who briefed journalists with 15 other members of the house around him, said due process was rightly observed in the impeachment of the former speaker, and that nothing can change it.
He debunked previous assertions by the removed speaker, who had stated that due process was not followed in her removal.
“We have nothing against the Governor, so no one should begin to think that the impeachment of the Speaker was so we can get the Governor.
“We remain loyal to the Governor, and there is nothing to fear about,” Uzoezie said.