Details have surfaced why Head of Service, Mr. Callistus Ekenze was quickly appointed the Imo State Deputy Governor.
Ekenze replaces Eze Madumere who was impeached by the Imo House of Assembly on Monday despite a court Order.
This newspaper gathered that Ekenze’s choice was mainly for political reasons.He hails from Mbaitoli Local Government Area, the same Local Government with Madumere.
The move is said to be aimed at pacifying Madumere’s kinsmen which is known to be one of the LGAs with huge voting population after Ngor Okpala LGA.
His appointment is said to have altered calculations that the Speaker, Acho Ihim will replace Madumere, while the Majority Leader of the Assembly, who moved the motion for Madumere’s impeachment, Hon Lugard Osuji moves up as Speaker of the House.
Ekenze is a career civil servant having held several positions in the state civil service including Head of the Board of Internal Revenue (BIR).