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JUST IN: Cross River State Assembly Members Impeach Speaker, Ayambem

The Speaker of Cross River State House of Assembly Honorable Elvert Ayambem, has been Impeached by two-third majority (17 members) of the House.

In an impeachment notice obtained by our correspondence, the Speaker is removed on four grounds, bothering on financial misconduct, incompetence and wrong conduct of preliminary proceedings; non-compliance with the Cross River State Legislature Fund Management Law 2021, and total failure to convene a leadership meeting.

“We bring this all important Motion under matters of urgent public importance inline with Order 24 of the Rules of the Cross River State House of Assembly and pursuant to Section 92(2)(C) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as altered.

“Having met the Constitutional requirements of two-third majority, we the under-listed members of the Cross River State House of Assembly hereby pass a vote- of-no- confidence on Rt. Hon. Elvert Ayambem, Speaker of the House of Assembly and he is hereby REMOVED,” the part of the impeachment notice read.

Hon. Ayambem is also accused of misappropriation of the sum of N48,000,000.00 (Forty-Eight MillionNaira) meant to pay Nepa bills for the House of Assembly complex and the House of Assembly Quarters.

Misappropriation of 2% of all revenue collected by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) monthly for oversight functions of the House of Assembly in line with Section 18(a)(i) of the Cross River State Revenue Administration Law 2011 as amended to the tune of N404,683,855.10 (Four Hundred and Four Million, Six Hundred and Eighty-ThreeThousand, Eight Hundred and Fifty-Five Naira, Ten Kobo).

Misappropriation of the sum of N19,437, 844.00 (Nineteen Million,Four Hundred and Thirty-Seven Thousand, Eight Hundred and forty-five Naira) from Local Government deduction and 11 months deductions which he allegedly failed to disclose to members.

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