The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has submitted names of its nominees to replace the sacked Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi and his Deputy, Dr Eric Kelechi Igwe.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu made this known on Tuesday while addressing a world press conference at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja.
Senator Ayu revealed that the names of the nominees have been submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He disclosed that the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) endorsed the names of nominees to be sworn in as Governor and Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State.
When asked about the names submitted, he said “we are not going to release the names immediately. But the names will soon be made available to the press”.
Recall a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had sacked Governor Umahi of Ebonyi State and his Deputy, Dr Eric Kelechi Igwe, following their defection from the PDP to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
APC bickers, says Gov Umahi’s sack unacceptable
Meanwhile, State chapter of the APC in Ebonyi has rejected the ruling by the Abuja Federal High Court.
In reaction to the court ruling, the State’s Publicity Secretary, Simbad Chidi described the sack by the court as a “disturbance to democracy” in the State.
“Today’s ruling in Abuja cannot overrule the State High Court that upheld his defection to APC already. The ruling is unacceptable,” Chidi said.