INEC reacts over sack of Umahi as Ebonyi Governor

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has reacted to the court ruling that sacked Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State.

INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said the electoral umpire was yet to receive copies of the judgment from the court.

Okoye disclosed that INEC would take action against Umahi after receiving certified documents from the court ruling.

An Abuja Federal High Court had sacked Umahi and his deputy yesterday.

Justice Inyang Ekwo ruled that Umahi can not transfer the votes that got him into power under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, into the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The judge had ordered INEC to stop recognizing Umahi and his deputy, adding that PDP should send names to the electoral umpire as their replacement.

The court said Umahi had forfeited his governorship when he defected from the PDP to join the ruling APC last year.

“The Commission has not been served with a copy of the said judgment.

“The Commission will meet and take a decision when it is served with a Certified True Copy of the judgment,” Okoye said


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