I Remain The Governor Of Ebonyi State – Umahi Reacts To Sacking From Office


It has been reported that a Federal High Court in Abuja, has sacked Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, and his Deputy, Dr Eric Kelechi Igwe, over their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressive Congress, APC.

According to reports, the judgement, which was passed by Justice Inyang Ekwo, made it known that the total number of 393,042 votes Umahi secured at March 9, 2019, Ebonyi State governorship election belonged to the PDP, hence could not be legally transferred to the APC.

 In reaction to this, Umahi reportedly stated that he remains the Governor of Ebonyi State.

While disclosing this in a press conference in Abakalili on Tuesday, he reportedly stated that,  “I am still the Governor of Ebonyi State and there is no tension at all. In the first place, there is no constitutional provision for any hatchet man to remove a governor. There are three ways whereby a governor can vacate his office: it’s either by death, resignation and impeachment.”

 He noted, “There is no other constitutional provision that empowers a hatchet man to turn the Constitution upside down.”

He added that, “We have heard the rumours before now that he was determined to give judgement against all known laws and the constitution, first to embarrass the APC, and to equally embarrass the federal government.”


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