Breaking: New Abia Speaker resigns 24hrs after taking office

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A new twist is playing ut in the political drama in Abia State, South-East Nigeria, as Bishop Kennedy Njoku, who was on Thursday elected Speaker of the 6th Abia State House of Assembly, announced his resignation “on personal grounds”.

Hon. Njoku was ushered into the hallowed chambers and after the opening formalities, he announced his resignation.

A new Speaker promptly emerged in the person of Chikwendu Kalu, representing Isiala Ngwa South. The sole nominee for the position, Hon. Kalu was elected by voice vote.

He has been sworn in by the Clerk of the Assembly.

Njoku was elected on Thursday after ptevious Speaker was impeached on allegations of financial impropriety and official high-handedness.

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