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Imo Boils As Dep Gov Is Served Impeachment Notice

The lawmakers of the Imo State House of Assembly have officially served an impeachment notice on the embattled Deputy Governor of the state, Prince Eze Madumere.

This is even as hundreds of the supporters of the deputy governor took to the major roads in the state capital on Tuesday to protest the ongoing impeachment proceedings on the state’s second citizen.

The impeachment notice, which was served on the deputy governor through substituted means (newspaper publications) on Tuesday in Owerri was signed by the Speaker, Acho Ihim and 13 other lawmakers.

When a Punch correspondent visited the office of the deputy governor Tuesday afternoon, the notice of gross misconduct was pasted at the entrance door to his office

The impeachment notice which was titled, ‘Notice of gross misconduct’, outlined the alleged misconduct and addressed to Madumere.

The notice alleged that the deputy governor had “concealment of felonious conduct affecting the presentation of self as an eligible candidate of office of deputy governor, Imo State, having been convicted and imprisoned for theft in the United States of America.”

Other allegations of misconduct include “absence without official reason of permission duly obtained from office for a period of three months.”

The state House of Assembly allegedly backed by Governor Rochas Okorocha had accused Madumere, among other things, of abandoning his duties and office as the state’s number two citizen for a long time.

The lawmakers also accused Madumere of refusing to carry out official duties assigned to him by the governor; refusal to attend State Executive Council meetings; and refusal to hold meetings with the governor and commissioners, among others.

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