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EBONYI: Gov Umahi’s sack ‘unacceptable’ – APC

THE State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has rejected the ruling by an Abuja Federal High Court sacking Governor Dave Umahi from office.

Justice Inyang Ekwo sacked Governor Umahi and his Deputy, Dr. Kelechi Igwe from office over their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

Justice Ekwo ordered Umahi and his Deputy to vacate their offices immediately saying their defection was unlawful, unconstitutional, null, and void.

Ekwo held that the vote which brought the governor and his Deputy into office belonged to the PDP and that they cannot hold onto the votes having elected to jettison the party that nominated them.

But in reaction, the state’s Publicity Secretary, Simbad Chidi, described the sack by the court as a “disturbance to democracy” in the state.

“Today’s ruling in Abuja cannot overrule the State High Court that upheld his defection to APC already. The ruling is unacceptable,” Chidi said.

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