Chime made the statement on Monday, May 4, while addressing journalists at the Government House, Enugu.
Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime has said that the State House of Assembly can’t impeach him.
Chime made the statement on Monday, May 4, 2015, while addressing journalists at the Government House, Enugu.
He also described the lawmakers who were trying to impeach him as clowns who only wanted money from him.
“The office of governor is not like that of the Speaker that you can blow siren to the office and go home on Okada (commercial motorcycle). They (assemblymen) are not aware of the constitutional provisions relating to impeachment. Let me use this word stupid,” Chime said.
“They called them and were questioning them on all sorts of things that happened even in my first tenure. Their dream impeachment will never see the light of day. I want my defence to see the light of day. The Office of Governor is a very serious office. You do not just wake up one morning and you start thinking of impeachment,” he added.
“Nobody has served me the notice of allegation. By their own showing, they are 14 members including the Speaker who should not be counted. So they are 13. That is why they have not activated anything,” Chime said.
“That is the stupidity and folly of what they have set out to do. They are all looking for money which I do not have. Fourteen of them cannot activate this process. No Chief Judge will listen to them. The allegation of forgery in the 2012 budget of N12 billion is false. The supplementary budget of 2012 was revised. Money was re-allocated for certain projects and no extra money was incurred. I am not quite sure they know the meaning of forgery. The allegation of forgery came to me as a rude shock,” the governor said.
The aggrieved lawmakers, led by Speaker, Eugene Odoh, allegedly served the impeachment notice on Chime on Monday.