Posted by Olowo Yusuf (Wharlhexy). on 4 April, 2022 under Naija News
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has vowed never to allow the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) take back Ebonyi State.
NAIJALOADED reports that the PDP is in court seeking to remove Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi following his defection to the APC.
But speaking to journalists at the end of the partyâ€™s inaugural zonal meeting on Sunday in Enugu, the National Vice Chairman (Southeast) of the party, Dr Ijeomah Arodiogbu, expressed satisfaction with the judgement by the Appeal Court sitting in Enugu which dismissed the suit filed to remove Umahi.
The party also said its target in the 2023 general elections is to win all States in the Southeast, starting from Abia and Enugu States.
The suit which was filed by the candidate of the APC in the 2019 governorship election, Sonni Ogbuoji and his deputy, Justin Ogbodo Mbam, demanding that the court declare the seats of Umahi and his deputy, Kelechi Igwe vacant on account of their defection from the PDP to the APC.
However, in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice J. O. K. Oyewole on Friday, the court held that the appellants had no locus standi in their bid to supplant the respondents, adding that the constitution did not provide for their removal from office although the defection of the governor and his deputy might appear immoral.
However, Arodiogbu said the party was happy with the outcome of the judgement and that it was part of its responsibility to defend all the States under the partyâ€™s control in the region.
â€œEbonyi is one of such States and we cannot let people come in through the back door and harass the governor,â€