Appeal court dismisses suit against Umahi, deputy

Dave Umahi

A suit filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ebonyi State, in the 2019 Governorship election, Senator Sonni Ogbuoji and his Deputy, Chief Justin Ogbodo Mbam, against Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State and his Deputy, Dr Kelechi Igwe. has been dismissed by an Appeal Court on Friday.

The suit had called for the seat if the governor and his deputy to be declared vacant on account of their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the APC.

According to Justice A.O Belgore, the suit was dismissed for being inconsistent with the constitution and extant laws of the country.

The same suit had been struck out by Ebonyi State High Court sitting in Abakaliki which awarded N500, 000 as damages against the plaintiff.

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