Imo State House of Assembly speaker, Chiji Collins, has been removed from office today. He has been replaced by Paul Emeziem, representing Onuimo State constituency. This was during a plenary at the legislative chamber of the assembly complex in Owerri, the state capital. It was gathered that his impeachment was based on financial impropriety, high handedness, and gross misconduct. A total of 19 of the 27 members of the House backed his impeachment.