The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said once a copy of the court judgment sacking the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi is served, it would make a decision on the ruling.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) had on Tuesday reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had sacked Governor Umahi and his Deputy, Dr Eric Kelechi-Igwe, following their defection from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The court said Mr Umahi forfeited his governorship position when he defected from the PDP to join the ruling All Progressives Congress last year.
“The Commission has not been served with a copy of the said judgement. The Commission will meet and make a decision when it is served with a Certified True Copy of the judgement,” Mr Festus Okoye said.
Justice Inyang Ekwo had ordered the electoral body to stop recognising Mr Umahi and Dr Kelechi-Igwe as Governor and Deputy, and that the PDP should send names to INEC to replace both of them.
This new development comes hours after the opposition PDP urged INEC to issue certificates of return to Iduma Igariwe and Fred Udogwu as the new governor and deputy for Ebonyi.