Enugu Deputy Governor Impeached

Members of the Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday impeached Sunday Onyebuchi, deputy governor of the state.

Onyebuchi’s impeachment followed his indictment by a seven-man panel of inquiry which investigated allegations leveled against him by members of the Enugu State House of Assembly.

The panel, in its report, held that Onyebuchi was guilty of the allegations brought against him.

“The allegations of gross misconduct leveled against Sunday Onyebuchi Deputy Governor of Enugu State, by the Enugu State House of Assembly have been proved,” the panel, headed by Franklin Oraekeyi, stated in the report.

Members of the House adopted the report of the panel after the House Leader, S.K.E. Udeh-Okoye, proposed a motion for its adoption.

Onyebuchi was accused of running an illegal poultry in his official residence, an offence according to a resolution of the House, and also refusing to represent Governor Sullivan Chime at official functions, in spite of a directive from the governor.

The lawmakers, in the impeachment notice, held that the said actions amounted to gross misconduct on Onyebuchi’s part.


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