Enugu Assembly Begins Impeachment Process Against Deputy Governor

The Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Sunday Onyebuchi, is set to be impeached as the state House of Assembly on Monday directed the clerk to serve him with an impeachment notice.

It was gathered that a cold war had been brewing between Onyebuchi and governor Sullivian Chime, a situation which worsened with the Deputy Governor’s declaration of his intension to run for the Enugu east senatorial seat at the National Assembly in 2015.

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His ambition angered the governor who is said to have already reserved the slot for one Ifeoma Nwobodo, his preferred candidate.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Eugene Odoh, and his 23 colleagues were summoned to a meeting convened by Chime at the Governor’s Lodge, Enugu, where they were alleged to have influenced to commence the impeachment process.

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Already, 20 of the 24 members of the State House of Assembly, exceeding the two-third majority required, have signed the impeachment notice against the Deputy Governor.

It was learnt that the governor had advised Onyebuchi to resign which would appear more honourable in the sight of the public but Onyebuchi had rejected the option.

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As if to compel him, it was learnt that the four policemen who provided security for the Deputy Governor, were suddenly withdrawn last Thursday without any explanation.

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