Barely 72 hours after the Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku was impeachment, the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Samuel Nwali has been kidnapped.
He was kidnapped Thursday morning, July 24 by unknown gunmen at his residence at Watchman street in Abakaliki, the state capital, Vanguard reports.
The where about of the lawmaker is yet unknown.
Nwali who represents Ikwo South state constituency is believed to be a strong supporter of the Speaker-elect, Hon. Helen Nwobasi.
The incident was confirmed by Eni Uduma Chima, a member representing Afikpo South East.
Meanwhile, a source who pleaded anonymity said Nwali’s kidnap may not be unconnected with the crisis rocking the Ebonyi state house of assembly over the impeachment of the speaker, Mr Chukwuma Nwazunku, who was removed on Monday, July 21, 2014 for alleged gross misconduct, incompetence and corruption.
On Tuesday, a day after Chukwuma was impeached, Nnenna Nwene, a member of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, was reportedly attacked by supporters of the impeached Speaker.