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Impeachment: Lawmakers lose steam against Elechi

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Reprieve seems to have come the way of Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State, and the impeachment saga against him may soon come to an end as seven of the 15 members of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly moving for his impeachment have withdrawn their involvement.

Nine of the lawmakers had opposed the impeachment move against the governor in the first place. This brings to 16 out of 25, the number of legislators that are opposed to the impeachment move.

The minority leader of the House, Mr. Enyi C. Enyi of the APC, on Tuesday announced the withdrawal while briefing newsmen in Enugu.

He said, “Our decision to withdraw from the impeachment plot was informed by far reaching consultations within and outside our constituencies.

“We were also touched by the deep political counseling from our leaders and elders.

“Most importantly, we were alarmed at the discovery that the impeachment, if consummated, would spew deep political bad blood and dichotomy between the two political blocs, Abakaliki and Afikpo.

“Moreover, if the impeachment is pursued to its logical end, each member of the fourth plenary of the state assembly would wear the stigma and badge of dishonor as the first set of lawmakers to impeach a governor in the South-East zone,” he said.

Enyi, however, urged the governor to gather all aggrieved parties irrespective of party affiliation, religion or zone for dialogue and reconciliation.

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  1. Don Lucassi

    March 11, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Elechi also says the lawmakers have budgeted 8 billion for his impeachment…

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