Imo Deputy Gov, Madumere Impeached

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The Imo State House of Assembly has finally impeached the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, for alleged “misconduct and constitutional breach.”

However, the action of the state’s lawmakers was in disobedience of an order of the Imo State High Court, which had yesterday restrained parties in the suit instituted by Madumere, including the Chief Judge of the state, the states lawmakers and the seven-man panel constituted by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Paschal Nnadi, from further action on the matter until the determination of the substantive case by the state high court presided over by Justice Benjamin Iheka.

This is coming as the crisis that hit the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) deepened yesterday as the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) as well as the APC and its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomholes, not to conduct any congress in the state until August 21.

Justice Babatunde Quadri, who gave the order in a short ruling, on an application brought by Senator Osita Izunaso and four others, also ordered all parties in the suit to maintain status quo until the next adjourned date.

 

It was gathered that while the impeachment was ongoing, the State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, immediately forwarded the name of the Head of Service, Mr. Callistus Ekenze, who hails from the same Mbaitoli Local Government Area (LGA)with Madumere for confirmation as the new deputy governor, a request which the assembly members obliged him.

Our correspondent could not confirm whether the required 18 number of lawmakers were present to carry out the impeachment.


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