Imo Assembly reinstates sacked Member representing Oru East

Owerri, June 3, 2014 (NAN) The Imo House of Assembly on Tuesday recalled the member representing Oru East, Barr Greg Okemili.

Okemili was recalled following an announcement made by the Speaker of the House, Chief Benjamin Uwajumogu reversing the sack of the law maker on February 12.

The Speaker said he had received a letter from Barr Robert Okwuego who had contested the 2011 election with Okemili stating that the case against Okemili had been withdrawn from the Supreme court.

The Speaker also revealed that the Attorney General of the state, Justice Chukwuma Machukwu-Ume had also written to the House to confirm the reversal of the action declaring the seat vacant.

We may Recall that the Speaker had declared the seat vacant following a letter from Barr Robert Okwuego.

The letter which was dated July 8, 2013 had called on the speaker to immediately prevent Okemili from participating in any House Of Assembly proceedings.

The reinstated lawmaker who was led back to the House following the announcement commended the Speaker for ensuring the Rule of law was followed.

He also thanked the lawmakers for their support during his removal from the House.


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