• Tuesday, December 05, 2023
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Umahi appeals court ruling sacking him, deputy

Umahi appeals court ruling sacking him deputy

David Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State Wednesday appealed a Federal High Court judgement sacking him and his deputy for dumping the political party through which they came to power.

According to reports, in the appeal document, Umahi and his deputy argued that the trial court was virtually setting aside the Supreme Court’s decision in the case involving the Attorney General of the Federation and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, to the effect that there is no constitutional provisions prohibiting president or vice and invariably the governor and or deputy governor from defecting to another political party.

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They averred that the trial court erred in law when it relied on sections 68 and 109 of the constitution in holding that, having defected from the PDP to the APC, he offended the provisions of the constitution and must vacate his office.

They further submitted that there is no provision in the constitution that states that a governor or deputy governor will vacate his office if he defects from his political party to another political party.