Ex-Imo Speaker loses temper as constituents reject him

A former Speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, Mr. Chiji Collins angrily pushed down a table and appeared to be ready to fight after a member of his constituency queried him on his alleged lack of performance.

The incident happened on Friday during a meeting between Chiji and the people of Isiala Mbano State Constituency.

Trouble started when one of the constituents at the meeting pointed out the failures of the lawmaker.

The courageous man also asked the former speaker to give reasons why he was asking for another support when the support been given to him for the past years yielded no political dividends.

That statement caused a commotion in the gathering as the speaker was forced to stand up and demanded the young man to sit down.

However, the young man refused and continued to ask questions.

It got to a point the speaker had to tumble the table that has the plate of kola nut and other items for refreshment.

However, Vanguard reported that the Speaker’s action brought to an end the gathering as the chaos frightened people in the vicinity and some persons took cover to avoid an ugly story.

Chiji was elected in 2019 under the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, he became Speaker of the State Assembly after he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, under the administration of former governor Emeka Ihedioha.

In 2020, he defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, when Hope Uzodimma, was pronounced winner of the 2019 gubernatorial election by the Supreme Court.

He continued as the Speaker but was later impeached.

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