Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sullivan Chime, has dismissed the impeachment threat by some members of the state House of Assembly, describing such legislators as frustrated characters.
Speaking with journalists in Enugu on Tuesday, Chime traced the plot to remove him to his unwillingness to share the state finances with the lawmakers.
The governor, who sounded confident, said the lawmakers knew very well that they cannot impeach him because it was apparent to them that time was not on their side and they could not muster the two-third majority to succeed.
He noted that the lawmakers had only succeeded in making themselves a laughing stock by embarking on a journey that was impossible.
“I know, and they too know, that what they are doing will not see the light of the day but I want my defence to see the light of the day”, the governor said.
Chime, who persistently insisted that the bone of contention was money, said he refused to give them public funds which he could not account for, hence they resorted to arm twisting, which he also resisted.
He said: “They felt the administration was coming to an end and it is time for them to make money. They came shamelessly and said that I should give them money.
“They thought I was asking for the N11billion loan as a parting gift. This nonsense started when they could not get me to give them money outside their allowance.
“I won’t give them any money because I can’t account for it. It is public money. And I have no regrets for what I am doing”.