A clergy cum politician, Ralph Nwoye, has been confirmed by the Enugu State House of Assembly as the new deputy governor of the state.
According to Premium Times Report, Mr Nwoye’s name was forwarded to the Assembly on Wednesday, August 27, after the former deputy governor, Sunday Onyebuchi was impeached by the Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday for allegedly raising chickens behind his official quarters and misconduct.
Though very little is known about Nwoye’s political history, he is said to be a former caretaker local government chairman in the state.
It was also learnt that he is a pastor at the Christ Ascension Church in Enugu.
The move to remove Onyebuchi is believed to have been the handiwork of the state governor, Sullivan Chime.
The impeached deputy governor had told the impeachment panel set up by the state’s chief judge that Mr. Chime also operated a piggery at the Government House, while also insisting that he did not commit any offence that should have warranted his impeachment.
Reports surfaced about a month back that the governor of Enugu state, Sullivan Chime had asked his deputy, Chief Sunday Onyebuchi, to forward in his resignation letter.
Reacting later, Onyebuchi had said he was not shaken by the impeachment saga while speaking with spoke with journalists after the 7-man probe panel investigating allegations against him was adjourned.
Mr. Onyebuchi had reportedly slumped on August 13, at about 11.35am, while testifying before the Impeachment Panel probing allegations of misconduct leveled against him by the State House of Assembly.