Enugu APC blasts Chime for redeploying impeached deputy gov. to civil service

Governor Sullivan Chime

The Enugu chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, on Tuesday criticised the state governor, Sullivan Chime, for posting the state’s recently-impeached deputy governor, Sunday Onyebuchi, to the state’s civil service.

In a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Kate Offor, the APC asked the governor to stop the culture of impunity, evident in the “caricature appointment” of Mr. Onyebuchi into the civil service.

Mr. Onyebuchi was redeployed to the state’s civil service as a deputy director following his impeachment by the State House of Assembly for rearing chickens in the government house.

Ms. Offor in her statement urged Mr. Chime to apologise to Mr. Onyebuchi for his impeachment on “flimsy allegations”.

“We had thought as a senior lawyer, and former Attorney General of Enugu State, that Governor Chime was knowledgeable enough to appreciate its trite law that impeachment is in other words, conviction,” Ms. Offor said.

She said Mr. Onyebuchi’s redeployment as a deputy director in the civil service was a huge joke, an act to clear him from the undue conviction by the House of Assembly.

“May we remind Governor Chime, lest he forgets, that the simple and honest path is for him to swallow his pride and apologise to Chief Onyebuchi, his co-beneficiary of ex-governor, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani’s benevolence, who hand-picked both of them and imposed them on the good people of Enugu State,” she said.

On February 2002, after 22 years in the civil service, Mr. Onyebuchi was appointed principal private secretary to the governor. He then became the Commissioner for Works and Transport in Enugu State.

However, in 2007, he resigned his appointment as a commissioner and was nominated a running mate to Mr. Chime.

The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Chukwudi Achife, confirmed Mr. Onyebuchi’s redeployment into the state’s civil service.


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  • True Nigerian

    Apart from opposition politicians, no doctor, senior lawyer, retired justices, professors or businessmen in Enugu state was bold enough to speak out againt the parade of shame that happened in Enugu state over this horrible so-called impeachment that is actually a shameful disgrace to concience and constitutionalism. Similar noisy silence from most Enugu State people also pervaded the air when this sickening Chime of a man held his wife in captivity like a slave for nearly 3 years and then unlocked her following his lies that the poor girl was mentally ill.

    It shows the timid and subservient nature of the people of this state and the reason it is only ever governed by despots who are otherwise feeble outside this state. Chimaroke Nnamani, after killing the people of his state and looting half of the entire state, handed over to this despicable Chime after the show of shame and fraudulent imposition that is more respectfully regarded as “2007 election”.

    I remember one pastor in Enugu telling his flock to pray for Governor Chime’s continuity and ask God to prevent his likely removal on grounds of his illegitimate mandate which was the product of outright elecoral rape and theft. Now, look at the man whom a man of God was asking his flocks to pray for the security of his tenure.

    Lagbaja was right – Nigerians are 200 million mumus! In no place is that statement truer than it is in Enugu state.

    • Jujubeans

      True Nigerian..you are on point. Especially re the case of his wife, when it took the intervention of Femi Falana, a lawyer all the way in Lagos, to speak up for her. I really, really wonder what has happened to Ndigbo as a people. Our states are ruled by some of the crudest, most uncouth and most morally reprehensible human beings in Nigeria. How we’ve allowed that to happen, I have no idea. But one thing is for sure….we can’t carry on like this.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Has he resigned or retired from the civil service. Was he a civil servant while holding political appointment or he was on leave of service. These are issues the APC needed to find out firstan before polluting the air with their foul self serving statements