The leadership of the Abia State House of Assembly on Tuesday suspended plenary after attempt by lawmakers to impeach two principal officers of the House was thwarted by the Speaker, Rt.Hon. Chinedum Orji.
The said Principal Officers were Deputy Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly and Member Representing Ohafia North State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Uchendu and the Majority Leader and Member representing Obingwa East State Constituency, Hon. Solomon Akpulonu.
It was gathered that the motion for the immediate removal or suspension of the two principal officers was moved by the Deputy Majority Leader, Paul Taribo, member representing Ukwa East State Constituency and was seconded by the House Minority leader, Chijioke Chukwu representing Bende North State Constituency.
The deputy majority leader said the motion accused the RT.Hon. Uchendu and Hon. Akpuluonu of reportedly failing to perform their duties as principal officers of the house especially as it concerns the welfare of members.
The aggrieved lawmaker maintained that the two members of the house have under performed and have lost the confidence of the house.
Hon. Taribo who urged the Speaker to look into the activities of the affected colleagues, went ahead to call for the immediate suspension or removal of the the Deputy Speaker and the Majority leader as principal officers of the House.
The move which was said to have thrown open for debate and considerations reportedly threw the House into pandemonium.
The speaker after several heated arguments and counter arguments adjourned plenary indefinitely.
Efforts to reach Hon. Chijioke Chukwu, Hon. Solomon Akpuluonu and Obinna Ichita to comment on the matter failed at the time of filing the report.