BREAKING: Imo State House of Assembly vacates Hon.Greg Okemili’s seat!

IMHAAfter months of painstaking investigation into the legality or otherwise the continued stay of the member representing Oru East in the Imo House of assembly, the House has finally opted to refer to the court order declaring Hon Greg Okemili seat vacant.
Rt. Hon Benjamin Uwajumogu, the Speaker of the State Assembly said the House took the decision because of its firm believe in the supremacy of the rule of law especially considering that the Assembly is a lawmaking chamber.

According to the Speaker the house had long been notified of the Court of Appeal judgment by lawyers to the claimant of the seat Mr. Robert Okwuego but decided to follow due process and all necessary process before implementing the court order.

The law chambers of NJEMANZE and A.I NWACHUKWU and CO. Had some time agoon different occasions forwarded strong worded reminders on the issue of the Appeal Court judgment on the matter with the caption Re: Request for the implementation of the judgment of the Court of Appeal dated May 10th 2013 in Appeal No CA/OW/123/2012. Barr Robert Okwuego Vs Barr Greg Okemili, demanding the immediate implementation of the court judgment.

Justifying its call on the leadership of IMHA to vacate Hon Okemili seat, the letter pointed that Barr. Okemili was never given any certificate of return by INEC owing to the inconclusive nature of the election for the seat of the member representing Oru East State Constituency in the State Assembly.


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Besides, the letter clearly stated that the Court of Appeals judgment is superior and thereby vacates the earlier judgment from a high court used in place of an INEC certificate of return in swearing In Hon Okenmili as a member representing Oru East in the House of Assembly and therefore binding on and must be enforced by all persons, served with the judgment, especially when Barr Greg Okemili could not produce a restraining other or a notice from a competent court of law.

The letter also called on the house to ensure full implementation of the judgment by ensuring the earlier judgment that Barr Okemili does not in any way or manner participate further in the deliberations and activities of the House even as steps must be taken to recover all salaries and allowances paid him from June 2011 till date.



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