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Imo High Court stops swearing in of Dep. Gov. Designate (ThisDay)

Imo High Court stops swearing in of Dep. Gov. Designate (ThisDay)

An Imo State High Court 8 sitting in Owerri the state capital Tuesday stopped all parties, including the Chief Judge of the state, State House of Assembly, and the 7-man panel set up by the CJ from taking any action in the suit filed by the impeached deputy governor, Prince Eze Madumere, until the determination of the substantive case.

Madumere was impeached by the State Assembly on Monday and the state government named Mr. Callistus Ekenze as the deputy governor designate. The state governor, Rochas Okorocha, and members of the state executive council had gathered at the Sam Mbakwe Exco Chamber, Government House, Owerri Tuesday to perform the swearing in of Mr. Ekenze but the Chief Judge, Justice Pascal Nnadi, who is constitutionally empowered to administer the oath of office on the new deputy governor, was absent. Read more

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