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Moment lawmakers fight for mace in Cross River House of Assembly after

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Chaos ensued in the Cross River State House of Assembly after speaker, Rt. Hon. Elvert Ekom Ayambem was impeached.

Immediately following the impeachment, one of the lawmakers made a dash for the mace, which is the symbol of authority of the speaker.

However, the legislator with the mace refused to let go, leading to a struggle and a brawl in the chamber.

See the fight below.

Earlier today, May 22, News Direct had reported that the Cross River State House of Assembly has impeached its speaker, Rt. Hon. Elvert Ekom Ayambem.

Ayambem, who represents Ikom 2 State Constituency in the Assembly, was impeached by 17 members of the House over allegations of misappropriation of funds.

The impeachment motion was moved by Hon. Effiom Ekarika representing Calabar South 1 Constituency and seconded by Hon. Omang Charles Omang representing Bekwarra State Constituency.

Ayambem was elected speaker of the 10th Cross River State House of Assembly in June 2023.