A member of the Imo State House of Assembly has revealed to us that members across the aisle are plotting to impeach governor Rochas Okorocha.
The governor’s antics have riled both legislators from his own party the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP).
The charges against the governor from the legislators include that he has “mental health” issues. Part 2, paragraph 182(c) of the Nigerian Constitution states that a governor can be disqualified where “under the law in any part of Nigeria, he is adjudged to be a lunatic or otherwise declared to be of unsound mind”.
The source said you only had to listen to Okorocha to recognise that he has “mental problems”.
However, the motives of the legislators can’t be unrelated to comments made by the source about how Okorocha had not fulfilled promises he made to the assembly members. He is said to have promised them payments if they approved his requests for funds. They allege that he has embezzled most of the funds without “settling” them.