April 13, 2024

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Breaking: Appeal Court Dismisses Defection Suit Against Umahi,Deputy

The Appeal Court has dismissed the suit seeking to declare the seats of Governor David Umahi and his deputy vacant The suit was dismissed by Justice A.O Belgore on Friday, April 1, on the grounds of being inconsistent with the constitution and extant laws of the country. Recall that the 2019 APC candidate in Ebonyi filed a suit asking the court to declare Umahi’s seat vacant after defection from PDP. A suit seeking to declare the seats of Governor David Umahi and his deputy, Dr. Kelechi Igwe vacant has been dismissed by the Appeal Court sitting in Enugu. Justice A.O Belgore on Friday, April 1, dismissed the suit on the grounds of being inconsistent with the constitution and extant laws of the country. 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. Ogbuoji and Mbam had demanded the court to declare the seats of Governor David Nweze Umahi and his Deputy vacant on account of their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the APC.