Thursday, May 19, 2022

PDP Nominates Igariwey To Replace Umahi As Ebonyi Governor

Hours after a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi and his Deputy, Eric Igwe, to vacate their seats, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has nominated Iduma Enwo Igariwey as replacement.

Salemgists reported that the duo were asked to vacate their seats as the sitting governor and deputy respectively, on grounds that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the election on March 2019 and not its candidate.

Justice Inyang Ekwo had said:

“Having defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Umahi and his deputy cannot transfer the mandate of the PDP to the APC,”.

Citing section 221 of the constitution, Justice Ekwo, therefore, ordered the PDP to immediately send names of replacements to INEC so that fresh elections can be conducted.

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