Community leaders from the three senatorial districts of Imo State have advised the state House of Assembly to forthwith, begin the impeachment process of Governor Rochas Okorocha.
The community leaders accused the governor of turning himself into a tyrant in the way he has managed the affairs of the state.
They said their anger was as a result of the demolition of the ancestral Ekeukwu market initially known as Ogwumabiri market and the killing of a 10-year-old boy, Somtochukwu, from Anambra State during the protest against the demolition.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja yesterday, the leaders from Owerri, Okigwe and Orlu senatorial districts under the umbrella of Concerned Imo Leaders who wore black attires, signifying mourning, claimed that the state had been sliding and that the event of last week’s demolition of the Ekeukwu market and the alleged murder of four persons were the climax of its sliding.
Spokesperson of the group, Chief Sam Obaji, together with the immediate past chairman of Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Dr. Sam Amadi; the leader of Owerri socio-cultural organisation, Dozie Owerri, Chief Tony Anyadike, and Okey Ikpe accused the governor of turning himself into an emperor.