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Breaking:Court sacks Ebonyi Governor David Umahi and his deputy for defecting to APC



Court remove David Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State and his deputy Dr Eric Kelechi Igwe over defection to the ruling All Progressive Party(APC).


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Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi


On Tuesday, a Federal High Court in Abuja sacked Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi and his Deputy, Dr Eric Kelechi Igwe, for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress.

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The decision, handed down by Justice Inyang Ekwo, held that the total number of 393,042 votes Umahi received on March 9, 2019, Ebonyi State governorship election belonged to the PDP and thus could not be legally transferred to the APC.

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Nevertheless, David Umahi stated that the judgment that removed him and his deputy on Tuesday was purchased. Umahi stated this at a press conference on Tuesday in Abakaliki.


He disclosed, “I am still the Governor of Ebonyi State and there is no tension at all. In the first place, there is no constitutional provision for any hatchet man to remove a governor. There are three ways whereby a governor can vacate his office: it’s either by death, resignation and impeachment.

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“We have heard the rumours before now that he was determined to give judgement against all known laws and the constitution, first to embarrass the APC, and to equally embarrass the federal government.”