Two weeks after his sack by state lawmakers, the deputy governor of Imo, Eze Madumere, has resumed duties.
Madumere resumed on Wednesday, September 26, and declared loyalty to the state governor, Rochas Okorocha, Premium Times reports.
Madumere had previously been embroiled in a supremacy battle with Okorocha for months, over the latter’s decision to support his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to become the next state governor.
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.
“I don’t have any grudges against anybody; and those who orchestrated the impeachment plot against me, I have forgiven you. I am a child of God.”
Madumere further formally declared his intention to contest for the Imo governorship seat, and unveiled his “seven-point social contract with the people of Imo state”.
He said: “My covenant with Imo will be based on the following: youth empowerment, which will be anchored on agriculture and agro-business, information & communication technology and entrepreneurship across the local government areas of the state.
“Massive industrialization & job creation with foreign partners and emphasis on local raw material.”
The Imo state government has not yet spoken on Madumere’s reinstatement.
Recall it was previously reported that the high court in Owerri declared as invalid and of no legal effect, the impeachment of the deputy governor of Imo state, Eze Madumere.
The presiding judge, Justice Benjamin Iheaka, made the declaration on Tuesday, September 25. There was jubilation within the premises of the court after Justice Iheaka made the declaration.