More troubles linger for the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Eze Madumere, who has been accused of gross misconduct as the State House of Assembly on Tuesday commenced impeachment proceeding against him.
Last month, the House suspended four lawmakers for being allegedly loyal to the deputy governor.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Acho Ihim, accused the suspended lawmakers of engaging in “unparliamentary conduct.”
Earlier in the month, the Assembly failed to get a quorum of legislators loyal to Governor Rocha Okorocha to begin the impeachment procedures.
Madumere had been entangled in a dispute with his principal, Governor Rochas Okorocha over the former’s failure to endorse Mr Uche Nwosu, Okorocha’s son-in-law as the next governor of the state.
The warring duo who has been political associates for over two decades boiled over to the last ward, local government and state congresses of the party, when a coalition of formidable leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state defeated Okorocha’s candidates in the controversial congresses of the party.
However, Okorocha is said to have directed that impeachment proceedings should be initiated against his deputy who it was learnt is nursing an ambition to succeed his principal in 2019 upon the expiration of his tenure.