Enugu gets new deputy governor

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu

The Enugu State House of Assembly has confirmed a clergy cum politician, Ralph Nwoye, as the new deputy governor of the state.

Mr. Nwoye, whose name was forwarded to the Assembly on Wednesday, replaces Sunday Onyebuchi who was impeached on Tuesday over allegations that he raised chickens behind his official quarters and failed to represent Governor Sullivan Chime at some events.

Mr. Nwoye’s political antecedent is unclear at this time. But he is said to be a former caretaker local government chairman in the state.

Ralph Nwoye
Ralph Nwoye

He is also said to be a pastor at the Christ Ascension Church in Enugu.

Mr. Onyebuchi’s impeachment is believed to have been masterminded by Governor Chime.

The former deputy governor has however indicated that he would challenge his removal in court.

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 were operating were there before they assumed office in 2007.

Meanwhile, speaking at the All Nigerian Editors Conference in Katsina, veteran journalist, Dan Agbese, has described the removal of Mr. Onyebuchi for raising chickens as a mockery of democracy and abuse of legislative power.



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  • John green

    That’s what you get when you have a non-performing and bad governance on the seat, how on earth is this ethical and constitutional to remove a deputy governor on rearing animal or having poutry in government house and a case which has been noticed been perfomed by the governor himself also, this can only happen in PDP led government. We need change for betterment jare and enough of all this drama in the country everyday again…..

  • Igah Buduks

    Why would he ever tink of contesting his impeachment in court,who will he work with wen reinstated The Governor?. Lets face it, dat is wat u get wen u are not humble to ur superior. Ur oga at the top so to say. Similar situation has happened in somany other state also not perculair with PDP states alone. It has nothing to do wit politics but purely getting punished for rubbing shouder wit his Oga.

    • Yusuf Ismaila

      Igah, you believe this should just be allowed to continue?

  • Igah Buduks

    Am not saying it shl be allowed,but as a subordinate, der is a measure of humility required of u. No oga takes it frm his deputies wen dey sensed act of disrespect. Check history of nigeria even frm de presidency down.

  • Johnson Omale

    Igah, you are you not saying the truth. The former Deputy Governor was a humble personality. That was the man who kept the state affairs running when the Governor was away for many months. I know the truth of the matter would be told one day.

  • Igah Buduks

    @ Johnson, dat is where de problem is, the power maybe got into his head wen he had opportunity to pilot de affairs of de state wen Chime was indisposed. At his return he de deputy was not able to relinquish those previledges completely to de Governor. Imagine ur deputy saying dat even de Governor commited de same offence. Do u call dat humble personality?

  • Johnson

    Do you really practice what you say. How did you end up supporting the PDP against Nigerians.

  • Bimbo

    This one too is in direct conversation with God? Just goes to show that any fake charlatan can claim to be from God and be deceiving people

  • True Nigerian

    You are the poster image of Nigeria’s decay. So much religion, with no social and moral responsibility. Pastors like you were bribed with N7b. Have you bothered to condemn it? Even when their spiritual and social corruption was leaked by one of the last few honest, patriotic and truly God-fearing man of God, Rev Dikwa, and the state security services decided to criminalise him with false documents and threats, did you manage to muster enough sincerity to condemn it? Is Dikwa not a fellow man of God like you? Or maybe his life and freedom did not matter to you. Instead, you buried your head in the sand in your dogged defence for one of the most lawless, corrupt, horrendous and criminal presidencies in the history of this country.
    Yet, you keep coming here to preach the gospel.

    As I have often told you, nobody who has followed the depth and height of your lies and hypocrisy on national leadership would want to hear about Jesus from you. And you have just read these words from an evangelical Christian like you. If your type were the only prism through which Jesus is seen, I would never want to have anything to do with Christianity. The state of your conscience is repulsive to good and fair judgement. Many atheists I know are better than that.

  • Amir

    Femi cannot differentiate between the Holy Spirit and Demonic spirit because he is possessed by the later. This renowned agent of falsehood has started again!