Imo State Deputy Governor Impeached, Accused Of Gross Misconduct

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Imo State Deputy Governor Impeached, Accused Of Gross Misconduct Surge Zirc
Imo State Deputy Governor,Madumere/ photo credit:premium times

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Eze Madumere, has been impeached, Channels Television reports.

He was impeached by 19 of the 27 members of the Imo House of Assembly, the station reports.

The Assembly had earlier received a report by a panel set up by the state chief judge which allegedly indicted Mr Madumere of gross misconduct.

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Others included his failure to attend meetings with the Governor and other government functionaries as well as an alleged concealment of felonious act in the United States.

Mr Madumere has been having a running political battle with Governor Rochas Okorocha over the latter’s successor in 2019.

While Mr Madumere seeks to succeed Mr Okorocha, the governor reportedly supports his son-in-law.

The crisis worsened during the APC local and state congresses in the state with Mr Okorocha and his deputy supporting separate factions.

Although the APC faction supported by Mr Madumere and a senator, Osita Izunaso, was initially recognised by the national leadership of the party, its election was upturned by the court.

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Mr Madumere could not be reached on phone at the time of this report. Repeated calls to his number were unanswered.

Details later…

 

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