24-hours after the impeachment of Eze Madumere, Imo State swears in new deputy governor, Calistus Ekenze

Court stops swearing-in ceremony of Calistus Ekenze as new Imo deputy governor

Barely 24-hours after Eze Madumere was impeached as the deputy governor of Imo State, the Swearing-In ceremony of his replacement, Calistus Ekenze is underway.

According to a report by Channels TV, the ceremony is taking place at the Sam Mbakwe expanded Exco Chambers, at the Government House in Owerri, the state capital.

The former Deputy Governor was accused 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. He was impeached by 19 out of the 27 member-assembly.

The Speaker of the House, Acho Ihim, said the impeachment followed the outcome of a report of a 7-man panel, constituted by the Chief Judge of the state to investigate allegations of gross misconduct.

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The new depty governor, Ekenze was nominated by the governor, Rochas Okorocha, after the Speaker read out the nomination letter on the floor of the House immediately after the impeachment.

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