The embattled Speaker of the Bayelsa Assembly, Emmanuel Isenah, has finally been impeached amid the fracas that rocked the Assembly complex Monday morning. He has been replaced with a lawmaker representing Southern Ijaw Constituency 2, Monday Obolo.
But a media Aide to Isenah, Ranami Afagha, said the impeachment of his boss would not stand as it was done against the standing rules of the House.
Afagha said the mace of the House was violently taken away by thugs, adding that since the symbol of authority was not in the House activities of those who purportedly removed his boss were illegal and unconstitutional.
“Those who don’t want peace said they removed speaker without the presence of the mace.
“The mace was taken away so any activity done without the mace is illegal. So, my boss still remains the Speaker,” he said.
The Nation earlier reported that as sporadic shootings rocked the Assembly complex just as thugs invaded the chambers and stole the mace as Isenah refused to resign and resisted impeachment.