Enugu State lawmakers have commenced impeachment proceedings against Governor Sullivan Chime, over allegations of corruption and misconduct.
Fourteen lawmakers, led by the speaker, Eugene Odo, met early Monday and directed the clerk of the assembly to dispatch an impeachment notice to the governor.
Mr. Chime and the lawmakers are at war over the governor’s attempt to secure legislative approval for a N11billion loan, just weeks before he leaves office.
Some lawmakers say the governor has already N3 billion of the amount, even before receiving clearance.
While majority of the lawmakers are opposed to the plan, about eight members, led by the deputy speaker, Chime Oji, support the governor.
The eight members met the governor late Sunday, and attempted to approve the governor’s request.
The group later claimed to have impeached Mr. Odo as speaker.
The Odo-led members however suspended Mr. Oji before moving a motion to impeach the governor.
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