Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has stripped his deputy, Eze Madumere, of cabinet responsibilities.

Okorocha is said to have frozen Madumere from government activities because of latter’s intention to run for the governorship seat in 2019.

Madumere now operates from Achi Mbieri, his country home, in Mbaitoli area of the state and only comes to his office at the Government House annex once or twice a week.

All official duties hitherto assigned to the office of the Deputy Governor have now been delegated to the offices of the Chief of Staff, the Principal Secretary to the Governor, and the Secretary to the Government of Imo State.

His office is no longer being invited or informed of activities at the Government House.

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It was further gathered that for weeks, any news about Madumere has been black-listed by Imo State owned media Houses; Orient FM/TV, and the Statesman Newspaper.

It would be recalled that Governor Okorocha has thrown his weight behind his son in-law and Chief of Staff Government House, Owerri, Uche Nwosu to succeed him in office.

The Governor has directed Madumere to gun for the Owerri Senatorial Seat instead of the governorship, which Madumere has rejected, saying that not only that the zoning formula favours his zone, Owerri, he (Madumere) has served Okorocha diligently.

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