Abia Deputy Governor in the fight of his Life
THE Deputy Governor of Abia State, Comrade Chris Akomas, who was recently served with impeachment notice by the State House of Assembly has gone to court, seeking an order to set aside all the steps taken by the lawmakers to the effect of issuance of notice of allegation of gross misconduct against him.
This comes on a day he described as unfounded the 6-point allegation of gross misconduct levelled against him by the House of Assembly.
Akomas is also seeking from the court an order of perpetual injunction nullifying the entire impeachment proceedings and restraining the House of Assembly from proceeding or taking further steps on the impeachment proceedings against him.
Joined in the suit HU/110/2010 are Governor Theodore Orji, Abia State government, Speaker of the House, the Attorney-General of the state and 13 members of the Assembly. The suit is before Justice A.U. Kalu.
The deputy governor in the suit, is also praying the court to direct the governor to release his accrued statutory emoluments and allowances as the deputy governor of Abia State from 2007 up-to-date, including upkeep allowances, security council allowances and other approved official expenses and an order restraining the governor from further withholding the statutory emoluments throughout his tenure of office as the deputy governor of Abia State.
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