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Just In: Court sacks Ebonyi state Governor, his deputy, speaker of Ebonyi Assembly, other defectors from office.

Justice inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, sacked Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi and his deputy, Eric Igwe, for defecting from the PDP.

Justice Inyang Ekwo in a separate judgement ordered the Speaker of the Ebonyi House of Assembly and other lawmakers who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to immediately stop holding themselves out as members of the assembly.

The Judge held that the votes that brought them to office belonged to the PDP and that the legislators cannot hold on to the votes having chosen to defect from the party that nominated them.

The Judge also held that the votes cast for PDP in the 2019 election are not transferrable to the APC.

He went further by restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from recognizing or according any recognition to them as elected members of the House of Assembly.

Justice Ekwo further ordered that all monies collected from the period of their defection to the judgment date must be recovered from them.

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