The Enugu State House of Assembly has formally commenced impeachment proceedings against the Deputy Governor, Sunday Onyebuchi , as it directed the Clerk, Christopher Chukwurah to serve (Onyebuchi) with the notice.
In a sitting that lasted less than an hour Tuesday, the Assembly presided over by Speaker, Eugene Odoh, accepted the Notice of Impeachment against the embattled Deputy Governor signed by 22 out of the 24 members of the House.
Aside the speaker, only the member representing Aninri State Constituency, and the younger brother of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Hon. Mathias refused to sign the impeachment notice.
He was however at the House sitting but did not oppose the notice when the six-page document sponsored by the House leader, Udeh Okoye was read and adopted.
The notice, the motion was presented by leader of the House, Mr. S. K. E. Udeokoye, who also sponsored it.
The allegations levelled against the Deputy Governor included running a poultry farm in his official residence, which had been undergoing reconstruction since 2012, but had long been abandoned, and his alleged refusal to represent the governor at two official functions in Enugu and Onitsha.
The impeachment notice presented by Udeokoye reads: “In the exercise of the powers vested in the Enugu State House of Assembly by Section 188(1) – (9) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and all other powers enabling the Enugu State House of Assembly in that behalf;
“We the undersigned members of the Enugu State House of Assembly append our names and signatures to this Notice of Allegation of Gross Misconduct in the Performance of the Functions of the Office of Deputy Governor against the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi.