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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Court Stops Swearing-In Of New Imo Dep Governor

A State High Court in Imo State today stopped the swearing-in ceremony of the deputy governor-designate, Callistus Ekenze.

After waiting for four hours for the swearing-in of the deputy governor -designate following the impeachment of the former deputy governor, Eze Madumere, on Monday by the state House of Assembly, guests, government functionaries, including Governor Rochas Okorocha, were visibly disappointed as the court ordered the state Chief Judge not to proceed with the swearing-in ceremony.

The CJ however refused to perform the swearing in shortly after the news got to him.

The interim order stopping the swearing-in ceremony was sequel to a suit instituted by the impeached deputy governor this morning, challenging his impeachment by the state legislature. For now, Imo State remains without a Deputy.