The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Eze Madumere, has said that the State’s House Assembly had not served him any notice of impeachmentas required by the constitution.
Although he admitted that the purported notice was served on the Nze Obinna Aharanwa, Principal Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Imo State, it falls short of the constitutional requirement that he must served personally.
His position is contained a press statement by Uche Onwuchekwa Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor and made available to The Rainbow,
The statement reads,
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE
This is to inform the people of Imo State and indeed the general public, that on Tuesday 10th Dayof July 2018, by 1:30pm at the office of the Deputy Governor, Government House, Owerri a purported notice of gross misconduct signed by some members of the Imo State House of Assembly was served on Nze Obinna Aharanwa, Principal Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Imo State.
2. It must be emphasized that the purported notice of gross misconduct signed by some members of Imo State House of Assembly was not served on the Deputy Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Prince Eze Madumere personally as mandatorily stipulated by the 1999 Constitution (as amended). And till date no such notice has been served on His Excellency Prince Eze Madumere.
3. When and if any such notice is served on the Deputy Governor of Imo State His Excellency Prince Eze Madumere personally as required by law, he shall as a law abiding and responsible citizen of the State react to same personally.
4. The earlier press statement issued me yesterday was done on my own accord and without reference to His Excellency, the Deputy Governor who had not been served personally and who is currently out of the State.
Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on Media