by Akan Ido
Impeached Enugu deputy governor, Sunday Onyebuchi has been redeployed to the state Civil Service.
Onyebuchi who recently got axed by the State House of Assembly for professional misconduct was redeployed a few days after the appointment of a new deputy governor.
It is, however, not clear which ministry, department or agency of government Onyebuchi was sent to, and his current rank in the service was also not disclosed.
Governor Sullivan Chime’s spokesman, Chukwudi Achife, confirmed Onyebuchi’s redeployment in a text message.
The text message read, “Former Deputy Governor Onyebuchi has been redeployed to the State Civil Service where he was serving before being appointed to a higher political office.”
by Kolapo Olapoju
Following the impeachment of Sunday Onyebuchi on chicken-rearing charges, the Enugu State House of Assembly has confirmed Pastor Ralph Nwoye as the new deputy governor of the state.
His name was reportedly sent to the Assembly on Wednesday, 27 August, and the former caretaker local government chairman has now been confirmed.
Although the charges against the impeached deputy governor were spurious, the state seems to have moved on, with the confirmation of Nwoye, who is a pastor at the Christ Ascension Church, Enugu.
Former deputy Governor, Sunday Onyebuchi, was impeached on Tuesday, 26 August over allegations of raising chickens within his official quarters and failure to represent Governor Sullivan Chime at some occasions.
The former deputy governor has however said he would challenged his removal in court, owing to the fact that it was unconstitutional.
by Isi Esene
The Enugu State House of Assembly has impeached the state Deputy Governor, Sunday Onyebuchi.
The decision was adopted by a 7-man impeachment panel set up by the state Chief Judge, Justice Innocent Umezulike.
The Enugu state Assembly had accused Onyebuchi of running a commercial poultry at his official residence and also disobeying Governor Chime.
He had testified before the impeachment panel set up by the Chief Judge of the state, that the Governor also operated a piggery at the Government House.
However, he said when the panel began sitting, the Governor’s poultry was promptly evacuated.
He also added that he did commit any offence under the law which should warrant his impeachment, stating that the he started operating the farms before coming into office in 2007.
Meanwhile, widespread reports suggest that Governor Chime may be behind the impeachment of Onyebuchi.