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Defection: Ebonyi Gov Umahi rejects court ruling

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has rejected the ruling of an Abuja Federal High Court which sacked him from office.

Sho pen online has earlier reported that Justice Inyang Ekwo of an Abuja Federal High Court had sacked Umahi as governor of Ebonyi State and his Deputy, Dr. Kelechi Igwe from office over their defection to the ruling, All progressive congress.

He ruled that the governor and his Deputy’s defection was unlawful, unconstitutional, null, and void.

The judge ordered them to vacate their offices immediately.

Ekwo held that the vote that 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.

Reacting to the ruling, Governor Umahi while Addressing journalists in his office in Abakaliki, described the ruling as “jungle justice that was purchased.”,stated that he is still the governor of the state despite the court ruling.

Umahi who described the ruling as “jungle justice that was purchased.”, maintained that he is still the governor of the state despite the court ruling.

The governor insisted that such ruling was not a good development for the Judiciary.

He however said the ruling would be disregarded by his followers.

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