Imo Deputy Governor Served Impeachment Notice
The days of Eze Madumere as deputy governor of Imo state, seem to be numbered.
The lawmakers of the Imo State House of Assembly have officially served him an impeachment notice.
This is even as hundreds of the supporters of the deputy governor took to the major roads in the state capital on Tuesday to protest the ongoing impeachment proceedings on the state’s second citizen.
The impeachment notice, which was served on the deputy governor through substituted means (newspaper publications) on Tuesday in Owerri was signed by the Speaker, Acho Ihim and 13 other lawmakers.
Other lawmakers who signed the impeachment notice are Ugonna Ozuruigbo (Nwangele), Chinedu Offor (Onuimo), Ikechukwu Amuka (Ideato South), Lawrence Duruji (Ehime Mbano), Uche Ejiogu (Ihite Uboma), Henry Ezediaro (Oguta), Maxwell Odunze (Orlu), Lloyd Chukwuemeka (Owerri North), Chika Madumere (Nkwerre), Uju Onwudiwe (Njaba), Ngozi Obiefule (Isu), Victor Onyewuchi (Owerri west), and Arthur Egwim (Ideato North)
The impeachment notice which was titled, ‘Notice of gross misconduct’, outlined the alleged misconduct and addressed to Madumere.
The notice alleged that the deputy governor had “concealment of felonious conduct affecting the presentation of self as an eligible candidate of office of deputy governor, Imo State, having been convicted and imprisoned for theft in the United States of America.”
Other allegations of misconduct include “absence without official reason of permission duly obtained from office for a period of three months.”
The state House of Assembly, allegedly backed by Governor Rochas Okorocha, had accused Madumere, among other things, of abandoning his duties and office as the state’s number two citizen for a long time.
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