Posted on Tue 25 Sep 2018, 04:31 PM

An Imo State High Court sitting in Owerri, has nullified the impeachment of the Deputy Governor of the state, Eze Madumere..

The court, presided over by Justice Benjamin Iheka,  held  that the impeachment did not follow due process, therefore making it illegal. 

He ordered that Mr. Madumere remains the deputy governor.

Mr Madumere who was previously the Chief of Staff to Gov. Rochas Okorocha, was impeached on the 30th of July by the state house of assembly on allegations of absence without reasons for a period of three months and a failure to perform constitutional duties like attending state executive and state security council meetings.

Others included his alleged failure to attend meetings with the governor and other government functionaries as well as an alleged concealment of felonious acts in the United States.

Mr. Madumere was caught in the middle of the drama that surrounded the controversial preference of the Gov. Okorocha to have his son-in-law as a successor. 

Events that followed, which are yet unresolved, pitched then governor and his deputy, where Mr. Madumere aligned with political leaders of the state opposed to the governor's sole decision of his successor. 


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