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Just in: Imo House of Assembly Impeach Deputy Governor

Eze Madumere, the Deputy Governor of Imo State has been impeached, Channels Television reports.

Mr Madumere who has been having a running political battle with Governor Rochas Okorocha over the latter’s successor in 2019 was impeached by 19 of the 37 members of the Imo House of Assembly, the station reports.

The Assembly had earlier received a report by a panel set up by the state chief judge which allegedly indicted Mr Madumere of gross misconduct.

While Mr Madumere battles to succeed Mr Okorocha, the governor had reportedly insisted his son-in-law will be the next governor of the state.

The crisis worsened during the APC local and state congresses in the state with Mr Okorocha and his deputy supporting separate factions.

Although the APC faction supported by Mr Madumere and a senator, Osita Izunaso, was initially recognised by the national leadership of the party, its election was upturned by the court.

Mr Madumere is yet to make any statement on his reported impeachment

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