The court of appeal sitting in Enugu has dismissed the suit seeking the removal of David Umahi and Eric Igwe as governor and deputy governor of the state.
Henry Njoku, a high court judge in Ebonyi, had on February 28 dismissed a suit brought by Sunny Ogbuoji, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and runner up in the 2019 governorship election, which sought Umahi’s sack for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC.
Recently, an Abuja High Court presided over by Justice Inyang Ekwo had sacked Umahi, Igwe and 17 lawmakers in the state for dumping the PDP to the APC.
But, on February 28, 2022, a High Court sitting in Abakaliki struck out the same suit.
Justice A.O Belgore dismissed the suit for being inconsistent with the constitution and extant laws of the country.