The All Progressives Congress (APC), has considered it “a glaring judicial error” the sack of Governor David Umahi, and his Deputy, Dr. Eric Igwe by the Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday.
In a released statement, APC’s Director of Publicity, Salisu Na’inna Dambatta said,
“The presiding judge committed a glaring judicial error by giving judgement sacking a duly elected and sworn-in governor and his deputy without relying on or citing any provision(s) of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria or any provision of the electoral act that empowers the court to sack a sitting governor and or his deputy.”
“This is purely a travesty of Justice… which is absolutely ridiculous and questionable, as it is shameful that a judge could decide a weighty matter such as conditions for sacking the governor of a state without relying on any express provision of the constitution or electoral act or judicial authority either of superior courts or even courts of coordinate jurisdiction.”
Publicity director Dambatta continued,
“The constitution of Nigeria upholds the supremacy of the right of association of persons (even to defect from one political party to the other)”
He therefore advised the people, and residents of Ebonyi state, to disregard the verdict because to APC, the matter is “dead on arrival.”
Recall that, the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, sacked Gov. Umahi and his deputy, Dr. Igwe, for the singular reason that they defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), after been brought into power under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)