BREAKING: Cross River Assembly Impeaches Speaker, Elvert Ayambem Over Allegations Of Misappropriation Of Funds

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It was gathered that the Speaker was impeached by 17 members of the house over allegations of misappropriation of funds.

The members of Cross River State House of Assembly on Wednesday impeached the speaker of the assembly, Elvert Ekom Ayambem. 

It was gathered that the Speaker was impeached by 17 members of the house over allegations of misappropriation of funds.

The impeachment was made due to the motion which was moved by Effiom Ekarika representing Calabar South 1 Constituency and seconded by Hon. Omang Charles Omang representing Bekwarra State Constituency.

Hon Elvert Ayambem was elected Speaker of the 10th Cross River State House of Assembly in June 2023.

Ayambem represents Ikom 2 State Constituency in the Houses of Assembly.

The last crisis in the State House of Assembly was in 2022 when SaharaReporters reported how  the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja sacked 20 members of the Cross River State House of Assembly who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2022.

Ben Ayade, the former state governor had in 2021 left the PDP and joined the APC.

The lawmakers in June 2021 joined Ayade to move over to the APC.

The court in a judgement that was delivered held that the legislators could not transfer the mandate they received from the ballot to another political party after abandoning the political party that had sponsored them.


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