Umahi: Ebonyi APC to PDP, stop dreaming, you cannot get certificate of return | NN NEWS


Must Read

We’ve learnt our lessons, forgive us – PDP beg Abians

The Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party...

We’ve elected governments worse than military, says APC chieftain

Salihu Moh. Lukman, the former National Vice Chairman, Northwest,...

Kenneth Okonkwo dumps Abure-led Labour Party, describes them as corrupt, criminals

Kenneth Okonkwo, a former spokesperson for the Labour Party’s...

2027 Merge: Why are you desperate to work against Tinubu – APC ask Atiku, Obi

Felix Morka, the National Publicity Secretary of the All...

The Ebonyi chapter of the All Progressives Congress has disclosed that the Peoples Democratic Party cannot get the certificate of return for the governor from the Independent National Electoral Commission.

This was made known on Wednesday by the state Chairman of APC, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha while briefing newsmen on the party’s position on the political impasse in the state.

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on March 8 ordered David Umahi to vacate office as governor for defecting from PDP to APC.

The court, presided over by Justice Inyang Ekwo, ruled that PDP should submit the names of its governorship and deputy governorship candidates to INEC or that the body should conduct another governorship election in the state.

But Okoro-Emegha described the PDP’s agitation for the certificate as “funny”, saying the names they submitted never participated in the election.

“Section 285 (13) of the Constitution and the amended Electoral Laws of 2010 and 2022, including all known cases of the Appeal and Supreme Courts’ decision are apt on this issue.

“They made it clear that one cannot benefit, sue or be sued for an election he or she did not participate in as candidate.

“It is childish for the PDP to be requesting for the certificate of return from INEC without regard to the Abakaliki Court order on the issue,” Okoro-Emegha said.

He urged the public not to be deceived, saying that APC had appealed against Ekwo’s judgment and notice of the appeal and stay of execution served on PDP.

“Ebonyi government is stable and all projects and programmes are ongoing and will never stop.

“Ebonyi people are requested to be calm and vigilant and are assured that justice is already at hand,” the party chieftain said.

Reacting to APC’s position, the PDP state chairman told NAN that PDP was right to demand the gubernatorial certificate of return from INEC.

“A court of competent jurisdiction ordered that the certificate of return be given to us and this was not an interlocutory injunction,” he said.

Follow us on social medias platform – Twitters – NN News – NN News Team – Facebook pages/group – NN News – NN News Team – NN News Group

Comment on the article for thoughtful opinions will count. NN News will remove threats, harassments and other violations. If you’re having issues with commenting, please let us know.


Latest News


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
Captcha verification failed!
CAPTCHA user score failed. Please contact us!