Enugu Chicken Impeachment: Assembly impeaches deputy governor

Onyebuchi Sunday... Impeached for raising chickens behind his official quarters

The Enugu State House of Assembly has removed the state’s Deputy Governor, Sunday Onyebuchi, from office.

The Assembly voted Tuesday morning to sack Mr. Onyebuchi from office.

Details of the impeachment session is still sketchy but the deputy governor’s removal is believed to have been masterminded by Governor Sullivan Chime.

The Assembly accused Mr. Onyebuchi  of operating a commercial poultry at his official residence and of disobeying Governor  Chime, charges that, under the law, do not qualify as impeachment offences.

The impeached deputy governor had told the impeachment panel set up by the state’s chief judge that Mr. Chime also operated a piggery at the Government House.

Giving evidence before the panel last Wednesday, Mr. Onyebuchi said the governor’s poultry was hurriedly evacuated shortly after the panel commenced sitting. 

Mr. Onyebuchi revealed that the state government had budgeted for the maintenance of the poultry since 2011.

The embattled deputy governor, who tendered the state’s budget between 2011 and 2014, said funds had always been provided for the poultry he operated.

He insisted that he did not commit any offence that  should have warranted  his impeachment and that the poultry farms he and the governor operated were there before they assumed office in 2007.


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  • josh

    Oga jona no go talk nau. Impunity to d call

  • Clement

    This is a well deserved impeachment, at least Onyebuchi can now have full time to romance the APC

    • hausa man

      He should have been impeached for anti-party not impeached becos of poultry farming, use your brain always becos your children of you have or you’ll have will be under same pressures of bad governance and impunity. Our children will always suffer from our bad judgements and assumptions.

  • Richard

    Whoever says our democracy is developing or improving is not saying the truth. How long does it take a baby to crawl. If a baby crawls for 15 years , then something is wrong. Any contravention of the constitution is an impeachable offense. Which part of the constitution did the Deputy Governor contravened. If the government of the state had been budgeting for the poultry project all these years, then when did it become an impeachable offense. God helps Nigeria

  • Abia Redemption Network

    Abia House of Assembly, if Enugu will impeach their deputy governor because of minors reasons, what is holding you to call ochendo to order.

  • Abia Redemption Network

    Aba is crying, Aba is crying, Mr president intervene, no business, no infrastructure…… crying…….

  • adegbola

    Gej’s style of leadership in action, chai dearis God ooo

  • kingsley

    criminals all of them,the governor and deputy

  • Rubbish talk

    You need to have your head examined for vomiting such trash, where else in the world do they practise such, these same group of thieves who have improvised us, do not deserve any such, do you know the ridiculous sums of money they are paid annually. They do not deserve anything else but to be locked in at Kirikiri.

    • OmoLasgidi

      Agree with you 100%! The writer as a former Presidency staff, although retired is still not tired of currying favours and sycophancy!

  • Michael

    Seriously?? Fashola as minister of economic portfolio?? A lawyer?? With which qualification?? Amechi as minister for petroleum?? That’s just repeating the same mistake.

  • TheDealers

    Silly write up! With yours suggestion to layoff staff in the civil service and parastatals, will Buhari then be throwing people into unemployment as opposed to the employment he promised? When people are laid off, do you know how many of their dependants will be affected? Children out of school? How much are civil servants being paid and how much would they recover from it?

    They should instead be looking at money being wasted by politicians and not civil servants managing to eke out a living.