Enugu State Assembly moves to impeach deputy governor

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu

The Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday commenced impeachment proceedings against the deputy governor of the state, Sunday Onyebuchi.

At its plenary session, the 22-member House dominated by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, directed its Clerk to serve impeachment notice on the deputy governor.

It was learnt that 20 out of the 22 lawmakers have already signed the impeachment notice.

Although details of the plot to remove Mr. Onyebuchi from office are still sketchy, the governor, Sullivan Chime is believed to be behind it.

Mr. Chime is allegedly opposed to the plan by his deputy to contest the Enugu East Senatorial election next year.

The governor is believed to be supporting his Chief of Staff, Ifeoma Nwobodo, for the position currently occupied by Gilbert Nnaji.

There has been no love lost between the governor and his deputy since the former returned from his medical trip in February 2013.

One of the areas of disagreement was the allegation by the governor that Mr. Onyebuchi plotted to remove Ms. Nwobodo while he was on the trip.

On Monday, the Ebonyi State House of Assembly impeached its Speaker, Chukwuma Nwazunku while the Adamawa State House of Assembly removed the state governor, Murtala Nyako last Tuesday.



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  • Idowu

    I think the Presidency is behind this impeachment! |O!|

    • Omo Oodua


  • Lawrence Agha

    This avalanche of impeachments from the four corners of the country gives room for worry. It is hard to imagine that all these politicians penciled for removal or already sacked have committed any offence worse than that of those who vote for their removal. In Nigeria, the politicians who can be said to have some element of honesty attached to their names can be counted in the fingers of one hand. For some polticians to gang up and remove a perceived enemy is not the way democracy functions. Politics of hate destroys a Nation.

  • Wähala

    Eccentric Gov. Chime is the, “Coal City Nazi”…Igbo Hitler who chained his wife to the floor accused of plotting to kill him. Where on earth are politicians impeached for refusing to represent a Governor in propaganda flag-off ceremonies? Chime wants his deputy impeached so he can continue bashing a married Ms. Nwobodo without criticism. Very mean sickler… He-Goat!