Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, Deputy, sacked by Court

On Tuesday, the governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, and his deputy, Dr Eric Kelechi Igwe, were dismissed by a Federal High Court in Abuja for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress.

David Umahi
David Umahi

Justice Inyang Ekwo ruled that the amount of 393,042 votes Umahi received in the Ebonyi State governorship election on March 9, 2019 belonged to the PDP and so could not be legitimately transferred to the APC.

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

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