The Majority Leader of the Imo State House of Assembly, Uche Ogbuagu has been impeached.
The impeachment of Uche Ogbuagu may not be unconnected with his sudden defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), following the sack of former governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha.
Ogbuagu is the member representing Ikeduru Constituency in the Imos State House of Assembly.
The members of the state assembly accused Ogbuagu of decamping to the APC only to secure a position as majority leader of the house.
Ogbuagu’s impeachment was announced by the Speaker, Paul Emezim, who presided over the plenary today, March, 4, 2021.
A source who pleaded anonymity said:
The majority leader has been impeached. He was impeached as a result of his defection to the APC.
This is one among other political controversies that have rocked the state recently. It will be recalled that the Governor of the State, Hope Uzodinma has been in a power tussle with the former governor, Rochas Okorocha, following the seizure of some of his (Okorocha) assets in the state by the state government.
Senator Okorocha had attempted to recover one of his properties, the Royal Palm Estate, which was seized by the state government.
This had led to the eventual arrest of the senator, who was however later released by the police a few hours later. The property in question is said to belong to the wife of Senator Rochas Okorocha, Nkechi.
Governor Uzodinma had said the seizure was in compliance with the directive of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry on the recovery of lands and other related matters, which has been gazetted.