Nigerian politics is getting really interesting, don’t you think?
After a protracted legal tussle, embattled Deputy Governor of Imo State, Jude Agbaso, has finally been impeached. Only one out of the 26 State legislators, was not in favour of the impeachment. Agbaso was fired for taking bribe from a Lebanese contractor, currently handling the road construction works going on across Imo State, thus using his office as the Deputy Governor and commissioner for works to influence the act.
Meanwhile, the governor has chosen the chief of staff as his replacement. His impeachment is coming after a prolonged battle over the allegation that he demanded the sum of N417 million from a contractor in the state. Mr. Agbaso has consistently denied the allegation.
Mr. Agbaso had earlier approached the court praying it to restrain the state lawmakers from proceeding with the impeachment process which began three weeks ago.
He also prayed the court to restrain the Nigerian Police from harassing him or acting upon the recommendations of the House of Assembly against him.