Falana hails Imo judiciary for stopping swearing-in of new deputy governor

Falana hails Imo judiciary for stopping swearing-in of new deputy governor


Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Tuesday commended the Imo State judiciary for upholding the basic tenets of the rule of law by stopping the swearing-in of deputy governor-designate for the state. The Imo State House of Assembly had defied a court’s restraining order and went on to impeach Eze Madumere as the Deputy Governor of the state; while Governor Rochas Okorocha had nominated Calistus Ekenze as a replacement.

But the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Paschal Nnadi, was said to have declined the governor’s request to swear-in Ekenze as the new deputy governor. Falana, while commending the Imo State judiciary, also called on the Nigerian Bar Association to ensure the order of the Chief Judge of the state was complied with.

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