The Imo State House of Assembly has officially served impeachment notice on the deputy governor of the state, Eze Madumere .
This is even as hundreds of the deputy governor ’ s supporters took to the major roads in the state capital on Tuesday to protest the impeachment proceedings.
The impeachment notice, which was served on the deputy governor through a substituted means ( newspaper publications ) on Tuesday in Owerri was signed by the Speaker , Acho Ihim; and and 13 other lawmakers.
When our correspondent visited the office of the deputy governor on Tuesday afternoon, the notice of “ gross misconduct ” was pasted at the entrance to his office .
Other lawmakers who signed the impeachment notice are : Ugonna Ozuruigbo (Nwangele ); Chinedu Offor ( Onuimo); Ikechukwu Amuka (Ideato South ); Lawrence Duruji ( Ehime Mbano); Uche Ejiogu (Ihittte Uboma ); Henry Ezediaro (Oguta ); Maxwell Odunze (Orlu ) and Lloyd Chukwuemeka ( Owerri North) .
Others are : Chika Madumere (Nkwerre); Uju Onwudiwe (Njaba); Nogozi Obiefule ( Isu ); Victor Onyewuchi ( Owerri West); and Arthur Egwim ( Ideato North) .
The impeachment notice was titled , “ Notice of gross misconduct ,” and it outlined the alleged misconduct and addressed to Madumere .
The notice of service , the Speaker said , was in pursuant of Section 188( 2) (b ) of the 1999 constitution .
It reads in part : “Take notice that pursuant to Section 188(2 )( b ) of the 1999 constitution , I Right Honourable Acho Ihim, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Imo State of Nigeria , do hereby serve upon you Prince Eze Madumere , Deputy Governor , Imo State of Nigeria , the notice of misconduct , duly issued under the hand of not less than one-third of the members of the Imo State House of Assembly. ”