Madumere to Okorocha: I’m being persecuted


The Imo state Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, has denied any wrongdoing to warrant the impeachment notice served on him by the State House of Assembly on Tuesday.
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Uche Onwuchekwa, Mr Madumere described the allegations levelled against him as embarrassing and an old ploy of calling a dog a bad name to hang it.
The impeachment notice signed by 13 members of the House accused the deputy governor of being an ex-convict and disobedience to Governor Rochas Okorocha, among other alleged infringements.
“The office of the Deputy Governor of Imo state has received the notice of gross misconduct being circulated round the state and on various platforms on social media platforms signed by 13 members of Imo State House of Assembly that bothers on the following,” the aide said.
The allegations include: “1.Absence without official reason or permission duly obtained from office for a period of three (3) months: 2.failure to perform any of the constitutional function of Office of Deputy Governor of Imo State including but not limited to failure/refusal to attend constitutionally mandated proceedings of the State Executive Council; failure/refusal to attend constitutional mandated proceedings of the State Security Council”.
“Refusal to attend, and to hold meetings with the governor and commissioners of the Government of Imo state for the governance of Imo State made compulsory by and under S.193 (2) of the 1999 Constitution and concealment of felonious conduct affecting the presentation of self as eligible candidate of Office of Deputy Governor, Imo State, having been convicted and imprisoned for theft in the United States of America.”
“The first claim of absence is rather an old ploy of calling a dog a bad name to hang it. Fortunately, the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, is an administrator par excellence who does not joke with his duties especially his constitutional responsibilities. As such, he has never absconded from office during the period so claimed.”
“People of Umuoma of Ihitte-Uboma local government, Ihube of Okigwe local government among others can testify of the Deputy Governor’s sagacity in crises resolution with particular reference to April 11, April 16 2018. His Excellency also participated in one day retreat for Stakeholders in the management of Nigeria boundaries, which held in the Airforce Conference Center, Abuja in the company of the Surveyor General of the State and the Principal Secretary to the Deputy Governor on May 7th 2018,” he added.

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