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Anyim, Others Budget N3bn For My Impeachment, Ebonyi Governor Alleges

FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Abakaliki – The embattled governor of Ebonyi state, chief Martin Elechi on Tuesday alleged that a whopping 3 billion naira was budgeted by his political enemies led by secretary to government of the federation (SGF), chief Anyim Pius Anyim to impeach him.

He said it is unfortunate that some politicians, who were desperate to govern the state, were trying to dent his image by accusing him of corruption when they had earlier ‘sung Hosanna for him’.

Elechi, made the revelation in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, while addressing officials of the National Association of Ebonyi State Students who paid him a solidarity visit.

“As poor as we are, some people who want to take over Ebonyi State, budgeted N3 billion to ensure that I am crushed so that they will have their way.

“They throw that money recklessly and God is in control, So, let them bring more money and spread to hooligans in order to unseat me; they will not succeed,” he boasted

“They are denting my image knowing that the process of impeachment cannot succeed constitutionally.

“In their avowed determination to remove Martin Elechi from seat, they realised that if he is there, the dream of some people to become the governor of Ebonyi State will be truncated.

“So, they must remove him at all cost and that is why they decided on impeachment before even having reasonable excuses to justify that decision.

“We are watching them. I am yet to be served. So, Ebonyi people have risen to the challenge of the moment and said ‘no’. We are watching them.

“It is ridiculous that lawmakers are lawbreakers. Otherwise, lawmakers should know that matters in court of justice should be allowed to take their cause before reacting one way or the other.

“It is so ridiculous that when a House of Assembly approves a borrowing through overwhelming resolution of the members and that borrowing is coming in stages, they said ‘oh, you have violated the laws; you did not get our approval’, forgetting that they had approved it themselves.’’ he stated


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