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Lawmakers serve Elechi quit notice



As follow up to the panel set up to investigate allegations of gross misconduct and corruption against the state’s chief executive, the state’s House of Assembly has served an impeachment notice on the state’s governor, Chief Martin Elechi.

A motion for the notice to be served on the governor was approved after the acting Majority Leader of the House, Francis Nwifruru, on Friday, read details accusing Mr. Elechi of undermining the integrity of the House and committing fraudulent acts.

The House had last Wednesday, February 18, set up a panel to investigate allegations of financial misappropriation against the governor and some of his aides.

The assembly took the decision following petitions it received from groups in the state, including Ebonyi Integrity Group.

In one of the petitions, the embattled governor, his son, Elechi Elechi, and Edward Nkwegu, among others, were accused of contract inflation and illegal use of state funds for private gains.

The assembly, thereby, set up a special panel headed by Odefa Odefa, a member representing Onicha South, to further investigate the allegations and report its findings to the assembly.

Apparently aware of the thickening plot to oust him, Mr. Elechi had told members of Ezza Ezzekuna Youth Congress, who paid him a solidarity visit at the Government House in Abakiliki recently, that top politicians were holding meetings to remove him from office.


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