Popular Internet Personality and Lawmaker, Mrs. Maria Ude also known as ‘Afikpo Chic’ has been suspended by the Ebonyi State House of Assembly for gross misconduct.
This is the second time the Lawmaker is being suspended in the state’s 5th Assembly.
She represented Afikpo North East and was suspended for allegedly posing as a public photographer. Her conduct was said to be unbecoming as a Lawmaker and has discredited her in different fora in the state especially during public functions.
In a motion moved by the Leader of the House, Hon. Joseph Nwobasi representing Ezza North East constituency and seconded by Hon. Franca Okpo representing Abakaliki North constituency.
Hon. Nwachi was reported to have been unrepentant to earlier warnings by the Assembly to desist from being a photographer in the state.
She was therefore suspended for 14 days pending the time the committee constituted by the House to investigate the allegation against her conclude its report.
The Assembly noted that Nwachi, a former Minority Leader has brought disrespect and dishonesty to herself and the Assembly by bringing her image and integrity to the mud by posing as a public photographer.
Nwachi who was elected on the platform of Progressives Peoples Alliance(PPA) efected to PDP last year and was present at the Assembly plenary when she was suspended.