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Enugu group challenges Onyebuchi's impeachment

28 August 2014, 08:04Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - The Enugu Rescue Group (ERG), a pressure organisation,  has petitioned the Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC) over the impeachment of the State Deputy Governor, Sunday Onyebuchi.

Onyebuchi was impeached Tuesday after members of the State House of Assembly adopted the report of a panel set up by the State Chief Judge to investigate him over several allegations.

Part of the allegations against the ex-deputy governor was that he refused to represent the governor of the state, Sullivan Chime,  at a certain public function and that he operated a poultry farm in his official resident.  

Onyebuchi had however insisted that he was being persecuted by the governor and members of the State House of Assembly whom he claimed were loyal to the governor.

Also Read: Impeached Enugu deputy governor to contest removal

He has vowed to challenge his impeachment in court.

Reacting to Onyebuchi's impeachment, ERG called on the NJC  to investigate the Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Umezulike,  on his alleged role in the impeachment scandal.

The group which  described the impeachment  as a travesty of democracy said it believed that the State Chief Judge was compromised in the impeachment saga and appealed that the NJC urgently probed him.

The group also called on the Nigeria Bar Association to investigate its members who were part of the impeachment panel.

“We  call on the National Judicial Council to investigate the Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Umezulike on his role in this chicken impeachment scandal, and urge the Nigeria Bar Association to impose the necessary sanctions on its members on the panel," the group stated.

Speaking further on the impeachment process and its outcome, the group said, “We make bold to say that although this utter abuse of the democratic instrument of impeachment by Governor Sullivan Chime and the Enugu State House of Assembly did not come to us as a surprise.

"It rides on the crest of the reign of impunity established by the Chime Administration in which right is wrong, might is right, and the innocent is always guilty."

- CAJ News


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