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Abuja high Court has sacked Umahi Over Defection To APC

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled that  Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, and his Deputy, Dr Eric Kelechi Igwe, defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress is illegal.

In its ruling on Tuesday, the court averred that the duo can longer retain their position as governor and deputy of the state after decamping to the ruling party.

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The judgement, delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, held that the total number of 393,042 votes Umahi secured at the 9th March 2019 Ebonyi State governorship election, belonged to the PDP, hence could not be legally transferred to the APC.

The court noted that both Umahi and his Igwe’s defection to the APC, not only threw out the PDP, but also the votes that belonged to it.

More to come.