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PDP Nominates Igariwey To Replace Umahi As Ebonyi Governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has swiftly reacted to the sacking of Governor Dave Umahi by the federal high court Abuja by nominating Iduma Enwo Igariwey as replacement, and Mr Fred Udeogu for Deputy Governor.

This comes barely hours after Justice Inyang Ekwo ordered the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi and his Deputy, Eric Igwe, to vacate their seats as the sitting governor and deputy respectively, on grounds that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the election on March 2019 and not its candidate.

“Having defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Umahi and his deputy cannot transfer the mandate of the PDP to the APC,” the judge ruled.

Citing section 221 of the constitution, Justice Ekwo ordered the PDP to immediately send names of replacements to INEC so that fresh elections can be conducted.

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