Ebonyi: Appeal Court Ruled In Favour of Umahi
The Appeal Court sitting in Enugu, today (Friday) dismissed the suit filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ebonyi State, in the 2019 Governorship election, Senator Sonni Ogbuoji and his Deputy, Chief Justin Ogbodo Mbam, which demanded the Court to declare the seats of Governor David Nweze Umahi and his Deputy, Dr Kelechi Igwe vacant on account of their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the APC.
Recall that on Tuesday, February 28, 2022, the Ebonyi State High Court sitting in Abakaliki, struck out the same suit and awarded N500, 000 as damages against the plaintiff.
In a 37 minutes ruling, the Judge, Justice A.O Belgore dismissed the suit for being inconsistent with the constitution and extant laws of the country.
Meanwhile, there is another suit by the People's Democratic Party challenging the position of the governor, the party argued that since Umhai has left the party then the party should replace him. The appeal for the case will be heard in few days time.
Appeal Court Dismisses Certificate Forgery Against Edo Governor
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Edo Election: Appeal Court President Set Up Tribunal Panel
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