The All Progressives Congress has asked the Enugu State House of Assembly to investigate how impeached Deputy Governor, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, was able to hold an elected political office without resigning from the state civil service.
The APC, therefore, called on the lawmakers to impeach Governor Sullivan Chime if the investigations show that he knew how a “civil servant (Onyebuchi) became a deputy governor for over seven years.”
Following Onyebuchi’s controversial redeployment to the Enugu State Civil Service after his impeachment over allegations of running a poultry at his official residence, reports emerged that he did not formally resign from the service, and as a result, his appointment was never terminated, before he became the deputy governor.
The Chairman of the Enugu State Chapter of the APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye, on Monday, told journalists that the development amounted to a fraud that must be investigated by the Enugu lawmakers if the Assembly was not a “rubber stamp” of the executive arm of government.
The APC chieftain added that the matter was enough to warrant Chime’s impeachment, since he was aware of the fact that Onyebuchi never resigned from the civil service.
Nwoye said Onyebuchi should be described as a ghost worker if he was still a civil servant while serving as deputy governor.
He said, “Enugu people should be duly informed that they have been cheated, it is fraudulent – it is a case of ghost worker. We should investigate and find out whether he was being paid as a permanent secretary while he was in office as the deputy governor
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