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Elechi gets Court breather as presidency intervenes



Following the intervention of President Goodluck Jonathan in the political crisis in Ebonyi State, the court has provided a breather for Governor Martin Elechi, from the impeachment plot planned by some members of the state’s House of Aseembly.

The plot suffered a setback as a High Court sitting in Abakaliki granted an interim injunction restraining the lawmakers from continuing with the impeachment.

The court restrained the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Chukwuma Nwazunku, 14 other lawmakers and the State Assembly from continuing with the action without serving the governor an impeachment notice.

The court, presided by John Igboji, also granted an injunction restraining the Chief Judge of the State, Alloy Nwankwo, from constituting a panel of seven persons to investigate the allegation of improprieties leveled against Mr. Elechi pending the determination of the substantive application.

The judge after granting the injunction adjourned the matter for the substantive hearing to Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

It would be recalled that President Jonathan had raised a five-member Governors Committee to find a solution to the political crisis in the state, that had caused a face-off between Governor Elechi and his deputy, Dave Umahi, who has the sympathy of a good number of the legislators.

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