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Court Refusal To Swear In New Imo Dep Gov And Okorocha’s Problem With Them


The Oasis Reporters

August 17, 2018

Callistus Ekenze (left), Gov. Rochas Okorocha: They seem to have rejoiced too early

The drama surrounding the removal of Eze Madumere as deputy governor of Imo State continued, on Tuesday, as his supposed replacement, Callistus Ekenze, was refused to be sworn in.

If Callistus Ekenze had been sworn in, he would have been the third deputy governor to work with Rochas Okorocha.

Ekenze, who was until Monday, the Head of Service in the state had, on same Monday, been cleared by the state’s House of Assembly, to replace Madumere, who was earlier impeached by the Assembly.

But while awaiting to be sworn in as deputy governor, the judge cited a retraining court order asking that the action be put on hold

A High Court in Owerri, the Imo State Capital, had stopped the swearing-in of Mr. Ekenze as the new Deputy Governor of the state. The court ruling came in, on Tuesday morning, just as Ekenze was about to be sworn in.

Greg Abolo

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