A High Court in Owerri, has stopped the swearing-in of Calistus Ekenze as the new Deputy Governor of Imo state.
The court ruling came in on Tuesday morning just as Ekenze was about to be sworn in.
The Attorney-General of the state, informed those gathered for the ceremony about the ruling which halted the process.
Top government officials had started gathering at for the swearing-in but just after 12 pm, news of the court order stopped the swearing-in
Imo State Governor Rochas Okorcha had nominated Ekenze as deputy governor after the impeachment of Eze Madumere