Imo Assembly reinstates sacked member




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OWERRI – The Tuesday recalled Mr Greg Okemili (APGA-Oru East) who was removed about three ago following a court ruling that declared his seat vacant. 
Okemili was recalled after the speaker the assembly, Benjamin Uwajumogu, made an announcement reversing the removal.
Uwajumogu said he received a letter from Mr Robert Okwuego, who contested the 2011 election Okemili, stating that the case against Okemili had been withdrawn from the .
The speaker also announced that the Attorney General the , Justice Chukwuma Machukwu-Ume, had written the assembly confirm the reversal the action that declared the seat vacant.
The speaker had declared the seat vacant Feb. 12 following a letter from Okwuego.
The letter which was dated July 8, 2013 had called the speaker immediately prevent Okemili from participating in any proceedings of the assembly. 
The reinstated , who came back the assembly following the announcement, commended the speaker for ensuring that the rule of law was followed.
He also thanked the lawmakers for support throughout the period of his removal.