Lecheb sh'Makesh was a shen Andorian and a Federation politician in the 22nd century. Sh'Makesh hailed from Alrond colony. She was in favor of an independent Andorian Empire and hated Vulcans with a passion. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)
On March 24, 2163, the results for the gubernatorial elections on Alrond colony, a planet in the Andor system came in. Lecheb sh'Makesh had won the elections and became the Governor of Alrond. Just as she promised during the campaign, sh'Makesh called for her colony to secede from the Federation and declare itself the seat of the Andorian Empire in exile. The governor had the Alrondian defense fleet commanders at her side.
Li Meilen, security advisor of the Federation President, informed Thomas Vanderbilt that the election had been close, and the popular mandate had been insufficient to guarantee secession. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)
However, sh'Makesh was indeed able to declare the Andorian Empire in exile. Her anti-Federation rhetoric become increasingly rhetoric as the first election for the Federation president drew near in mid-2164. By that time, Governor sh'Makesh had inspired the Lechebist movement, which was part of a wider anti-Federation party, the Planetarist movement (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)