The Ebonyi Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has rejected Tuesday’s judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja, removing Gov. David Umahi and his deputy, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, from office over defection from the PDP to the APC.
Chairman of the party in the state, Mr Stanley Okoro-Emegha, rejected the verdict in a press statement in Abakaliki on Tuesday.
Okoro-Emegha said the presiding judge erred in his judgement which he described as an abuse of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.
He stated that there was already a subsisting judgement of a High Court in Abakaliki, and also in Zamfara state which ruled that a serving Governor or his Deputy cannot be sacked from office on account of their defection to another party.
The Chairman called on members and the supporters of the Governor to remain calm and law-abiding, adding that the judgement will surely be appealed.
“The judgement was clearly biased and it’s unacceptable.
“There is no need for panic as the judgement will surely be appealed. All members of the APC and supporters of the Governor are advised to remain calm and law-abiding,” he said.
Recall that Gov Umahi was sacked on Tuesday following the court ruling over his defection from the PDP to the ruling APC.