chime1The Enugu State House of Assembly, on Thursday, confirmed the nomination of Rev. Ifeanyi Raphael Nwoye as the new Deputy Governor of the state.

He is from Ishiogbo Nara in Nkanu East local government, the community of the impeached Deputy Governor, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi.

Nwoye, a former Commissioner for Environment under the Chimaroke Nnamani administration is a Pastor of the Christ Ascension Church and son of the church’s founder.

Governor Sullivan Chime forwarded his name to the House yesterday and he was screened and confirmed by the lawmakers at their sitting Thursday morning.

The new Deputy Governor once served as Caretaker Committee Chairman for Nkanu East local government area for a period of three months in 2007.

He is likely to be sworn in later today, Thursday.

Meanwhile, eight vehicles belonging to the impeached Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, have been withdrawn by security operatives from the Government House, Enugu today.

The security operatives numbering over 20 led by the Chief Security Officer , CSO, to Governor Sullivan Chime, Mr. Fidelis Ogaraba stormed the GRA resident of Onyebuchi at about 2pm, according to one of the aides of the former Deputy Governor, Onyeka Nnaji, and demanded the keys to the vehicles.

He said that there was no resistance as Mr. Onyebuchi who was not available at home at the time was contacted about the development on phone and he reportedly asked his aides to allow the security men access to the vehicles.

A total of eight vehicles, including five used as his official convoy, two 406 cars he got from the Chimaroke Nnamani administration and a Nissan Car belonging to his wife were taken away by the security men, who claimed to be acting on the orders of the governor.

Similarly, Onyebuchi’s security was withdrawn few hours after the State House of Assembly impeached him on Wednesday.

He could not be reached for his comment on the development.

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