Fifteen lawmakers in Enugu State House of Assembly on Monday morning served the Governor, Sullivan Chime, impeachment notice.
Reports from Enugu say that the Governor had asked the state assembly to approve the funds for a secretariat project, but he was turned down by the state assembly.
The lawmakers refused because according to them it is less than a month to hand over to a new administration, so why would the Governor be asking for 11 billion naira.
The unapproved 11billion naira allegedly led to the power play between members of the House of Assembly and the state government.
The Governor then allegedly induced some members of the assembly with some money to impeach the House Speaker, Eugene Odoh.
Fifteen lawmakers sat on Monday morning and suspended some members who they believe are loyal to the Governor, and then collected signatories of 15 people before serving the Governor impeachment notice.
In the meantime, the Speaker of Enugu House of Assembly, Eugene Odoh, is said to have been impeached by eight out of the 24 members of the House.
The members are believed to be those loyal to Governor Sullivan Chime.
The members who carried out the impeachment accused the Speaker of being self-centred and uncooperative.
The Governor’s Spokesman, Chukwudi Achife, said in a chat with Channels Television that Speaker Eugene Odoh, had been removed and a new Speaker elected. He dismissed the alleged plot to remove the Governor.