Appeal Court reverses David Umahi, Deputy’s sack

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, the governor of Ebonyi, and his deputy were fired by the Federal High Court in Abuja on March 8 after they defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Court of Appeal in Abuja has overturned that decision .

A three-member panel of the appellate court ruled on Friday that a governor or deputy governor who switched parties after being elected was not subject to any penalties under the country’s Constitution.

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The appellate court determined that a political party outraged by the defection of a Governor or Deputy Governor had no choice but to investigate the constitutional provision for impeachment, according to Justice Haruna Tsanami, who wrote the lead ruling.

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The Court of Appeal in Abuja agreed with a previous ruling rendered by the court’s Enugu division on the identical matter.

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