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Enugu Assembly Impeaches Dep. Governor

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Sunday-OnyebuchiThe Enugu State House of Assembly has removed the state’s Deputy Governor, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, from office.

The Assembly voted Tuesday morning to impeach Mr. Onyebuchi from office.

The deputy governor’s travails, believed to have started when he nursed the ambition to succeed Governor Sullivan Chime, reached a crescendo when the assembly accused him of operating a commercial poultry farm at his official residence and disobeying the state governor – a panel set up by the state’s chief found him guilty of the said offences among others.

Although details of the impeachment session is still sketchy, it might not be unconnected with the report of the panel, which the assembly acted upon with Gov. Sullivan purportedly pulling the strings from behind the scene.

Recall that the impeached deputy governor had told the impeachment panel that Mr. Chime also operated a piggery at the Government House.

Giving evidence before the panel last Wednesday, Mr. Onyebuchi, who collapsed during one of the sessions, said the governor’s poultry was hurriedly evacuated shortly after the panel was inaugurated.

He further revealed that the state government had budgeted for the maintenance of the poultry since 2011 and tendered the state’s budget between that time and 2014 to support his claim that state funds had always been provided for the poultry he operated.

The embattled deputy governor insisted that he did not commit any offence that should have warranted his impeachment and that the poultry farms he and the governor operated were in existence even before they assumed office in 2007.

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  1. ejike onah

    August 27, 2014 at 11:41 am

    The former deputy governor took the governor’s quiet disposition for granted. He should have gone to Okey Itanyi’s school of Loyalty to learn basic courses in loyalty & obedience to his boss. He was only dancing to the drumbeats of people he thought would save him. Above all, arrogance was his greatest problem.

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

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Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

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“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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