- The Imo government has reacted to the reinstatement of Eze Madumere as deputy governor of the state
- Sam Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary to the governor, said Madumere's only problem was Governor Okorocha's refusal to endorse him as governor in 2019 election
- Onwuemeodo said the government has filed a stay of execution on the judgement on the impeachment of Madumere
The Imo government has described state's deputy governor, Prince Eze Madumere, who was recently reinstated by a high court as a 'confused person'.
Hon Justice B.C. Iheka had on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 ruled against Madumere's impeachment, which the state government has filed an appeal and a stay of execution against
The state government, in a statement signed by Sam Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary to the governor, said the case is not yet over and government has appealed the judgement.
According to the Imo state government, Madumere is confused and does not know what he wants.
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The statement read: "The fact remains that Prince Madumere is confused. He does not know what he wants. He signed the statement as Deputy – Governor and at the same time parading himself as governorship aspirant on the platform of APC and of course, about 48hours to the Party’s Primary for the governorship.
"In his statement, he thanked two other Governorship Aspirants in the state on the platforms of APGA and PDP, Chief Ikedi Ohakim and Chief Emeka Ihedioha for their contributions to his legal victory.
"Prince Eze Madumere had thanked Chief Ohakim and Chief Ihedioha whose supports for him were targeted at Governor Okorocha and APC in the state, but heavily insulted the man who took him up from the floor where he was to the level he is today.
"In his statement, he said that his offence is that he stood by the people for Justice. And you may ask Prince Madumere, at what point did he become an apostle of Justice and over what? He was Chief of Staff and later Deputy Governor. Which means from May 2011 to the time he was impeached about two months ago, he was the second in Command in the government. And he is still struggling to remain as Deputy Governor and also aspiring to be governor at the same time. Men like Prince Madumere are bitter or ugly case-studies.
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"And we want to state clearly that the only offence Governor Okorocha committed against Madumere he had carried on his back like a baby for decades and made him somebody is that he did not anoint him as his successor. And you now ask whether it is compulsory that every deputy governor must succeed his boss as governor. And if the answer is NO, then Madumere should count his teeth with his tongue."
In an earlier report by Legit.ng, Madumere declared loyalty to the state governor, Rochas Okorocha.
In a statement released by his special assistant, Uche Onwuchekwa, Madumere stated: “Governor Rochas Okorocha is my boss and will always remain my boss as long as I am the deputy governor of Imo state."
Meanwhile, the governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, had earlier urged Madumere, a former speaker of the state House of Assembly and serving senator, Benjamin Uwajumogu; his brother-in-law, Chuks Ololo; former secretaries to the state government, Jude Ejiogu and George Eche, to apologise to him to prevent misfortune in their political careers.
The governor while swearing in the new appointees in the state said the above listed politicians betrayed him.
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