Protests in Ebonyi over moves to oust Governor Elechi

Posted by News Express | 2 March 2015 | 2,538 times

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Hundreds of protesters have stormed the streets of the Ebonyi State capital, Abakaliki, against the planned impeachment of Governor Martin Elechi.

Women and youths were seen carrying placards with inscriptions like “No Shortcut To Government House” and “Impeachment Of Governor Will Not Stand”.

The protesters were said to be from the 13 local government areas of the state.

The anti-impeachment protesters have converged on the Government House, asking that those behind the impeachment process desist from such action.

Fifteen lawmakers in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly moved to remove the incumbent Governor, Mr Martin Elechi, while nine other members of the House have alleged that their lives were being threatened for not supporting the motion.

It is not clear if the impeachment notice has been served on the Governor yet, but Mr. Elechi is faced with an impeachment move by lawmakers on accusations of an 8-count charge including misappropriation of state funds, gross misconduct and embezzlement.

Governor Elechi has been at the helm of affairs for seven and a half years and has less than two months to his handing over ceremony.

•Text courtesy of Channels TV, Photo shows Governor Elechi.

Source: News Express

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