Despite serving the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere notice of impeachment through substituted means, the seven man panel to investigate allegations of gross misconduct leveled against him by 13 Imo lawmakers is yet to be constituted.
The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Acho Ihim had directed the State Chief Judge to set up a seven man panel of inquiry to investigate allegations of misconduct leveled against the Deputy Governor.
Madumere had sought and obtained an Order from a Federal High Court in Abuja halting the impeachment process initiated by the State Assembly.
Despite the Court Order, the House of Assembly proceeded with the impeachment process by serving the number two citizen with an impeachment notice which was pasted on the wall of the Deputy Governor’s office.
No reason has been ascertained for the delay in setting up the panel.
Legal analysts said the Order of the Federal High Court could have slowed down the set up of the panel
After the Notice of Impeachment Notice was served on the Deputy Governor through substituted means (newspaper publications) on Monday, a lull has been observed in the impeachment process against the Deputy Governor of the State.
With the frenetic pace the Imo lawmakers moved against his impeachment, many had thought that the process would have been completed by now.