The Imo State House of Assembly has started proceedings to impeach the Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere.
The lawmakers are accusing the deputy governor of gross misconduct.
In a petition submitted by the Deputy Speaker, Nnanna Ozuruigbo, and signed by 13 out of the 27 members of the House, the Deputy Governor was accused of absconding from his office for more than three months without permission and therefore should be impeached.
Other allegations leveled against him are the failure to carry out official duties assigned him by the governor, refusal to attend State Executive Council Meetings, and refusal to hold meetings with the governor and commissioners in the state.
To this effect, a 6-man panel probe committee has been set up to investigate the allegations and report back to the House within seven days.
Meanwhile, the Special Assistant on Media to the Deputy Governor, Uche Onwuchekwa, said the office of the Deputy Governor has not been served any notice of impeachment and other allegations leveled against his principal are malicious, concocted and false.