- Governor Okorocha has allegedly started making moves to impeach his deputy
- This was reportedly due to the defeat of the governor’s candidates during the APC ward congresses in the state
- Governor Okorocha wants his son-in-law to become the next governor while his deputy is also eyeing the seat
Following the defeat of Governor Rochas Okorocha’s candidates during the APC ward congresses in the state, there is an allegation that the governor has started making moves to impeach his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, who is believed to be responsible for the defeat.
According to Vanguard, Okorocha is said to be mobilizing members of the House of Assembly to initiate impeachment proceedings against Madumere, the deputy governor.
NAIJ.com gathered that this will be the about the fourth time Governor Okorocha and his henchmen would be trying to impeach the deputy governor who had been his longtime friends and political associate.
Okorocha‘s groups are pointing accusing fingers at Madumere, believing he must have been the key element to their woeful outing, hence the decision “to pay him in his own coins.”
Okorocha is backing his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, for the gubernatorial position, even as Madumere, has also indicated interest in the same position.
However, the outcome of last Saturday’s controversial ward congresses in the party was said to have jolted the governor, as most of the political gladiators in the APC worked together in a bid to put an end to what they described as Okorocha’s efforts to run the state as a personal estate of his family for another eight years.
Following the outcome of the ward congresses which Okorocha’s candidates reportedly lost, he was said to have rushed to the country home of President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state, where he allegedly tried in vain to get the president to cancel the congress results to no avail.
Buhari was said to have advised the governor to go back to Imo State and resolve the issues arising from the congresses through the Congress Appeal Panel, CPA, set up by the APC.
But allegedly disappointed over Buhari’s failure to do his biddings by cancelling the results of the ward congresses, Okorocha was said to have held meetings with members of his caucus where the decision to impeach his deputy was reached.
Vanguard reports that the arrowheads of the impeachment plot included a political god-father in Ikeduru Federal Constituency of the state, Chief Charles Amadi and the speaker of the House, Hon Acho Ihim.
At a reported second meeting hosted by Chief Amadi, about N100 million was allegedly voted for each legislator who would support the impeachment plans.
A member of the state House of Assembly from Okigwe zone who spoke to newsmen in Owerri on the condition of anonymity reportedly confirmed that one of the governor’s aides, from Amigbo in Ikeduru local government area of Imo state, had hosted members of House of Assembly at his country home where the impeachment issue was formally tabled before 18 members of the legislature.
It was claimed that about N1 billion was earmarked “to ensure a successful exercise.”
NAIJ.com previously reported that Okorocha said that he is convinced his son-in-law would be a better governor than he is once he assumes power in 2019.
Okorocha said Uche Nwosu who he has anointed to replace him knows the entire secret to the success story of his role as a governor in the state.
Speaking at a stakeholders meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Mbaitoli local government council of Imo state, Okorocha said the story of the achievements of the Rescue Mission Government in the state would not be complete without the outstanding role of Nwosu.
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