JUST IN: Imo Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere has been impeached

The Deputy Governor of Imo state, Eze Madumere has been impeached.
According to Channels TV, Madumere was impeached on Monday, July 30, 2018.

The Deputy Governor, who recently signified his interest to become Imo state Governor, had been at loggerheads with Governor Rochas Okorocha.

Speaking on Madumere’s impeachment, the Imo House of Assembly Speaker, Acho Ihim said the decision was taken after careful consideration of report from a panel constituted by the state’s Chief Judge.

The Deputy Governor was accused of abandoning his duty for three months and failure to carry out his constitutional duties among others.

According to Premium Times, Madumere was impeached by 19 of the 37 members of the state House of Assembly.

Ortom’s notice of impeachment
Also, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has been served a notice of impeachment by eight members of the House of Assembly.

The lawmakers were reportedly led by the House former Speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange, who was impeached recently.

According to reports, the incident occurred on Monday, July 30, 2018.

The lawmakers accused Governor Ortom of embezzling N22 billion from security votes and N32 billion from local government funds.

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