Eze Madumere, the deputy governor of Imo State, has been impeached.
He was impeached on Monday by 19 out of the 27 member-assembly on Monday, July 30, 2018.
The speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Acho Ihim, said the impeachment followed the outcome of a report of a 7-man panel which was constituted by the chief judge of the state to investigate allegations of gross misconduct.
The allegation of gross misconduct was premised on four reasons which included his absence without reasons for a period of three months and a failure to perform constitutional duties like attending state executive and state security council meetings.
Others included his alleged failure to attend meetings with the Governor and other government functionaries as well as an alleged concealment of felonious act in the United States.
This comes hours after some lawmakers in the Benue Assembly served an impeachment notice on the Governor, Samuel Ortom.
The development came after the governor defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last week.
Days after, the speaker of the house, Mr Terkimbi Ikyange, was impeached and eventually suspended for allegedly mobilising police personnel to the assembly complex to deny members access to the chamber.
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