Dave Umahi

Court strikes out Umahi’s motion to stop removal

Court strikes out Umahi’s motion to stop removal

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, struck out the motion filed by sacked Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi, seeking a stay of execution of the March 8 judgment. Justice Inyang Ekwo struck out the motion after Chukwuma Ma-Chukwu Ume, SAN, counsel for Umahi and his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, prayed the court for the withdrawal of the motion, and the Peoples Democratic Party’s lawyer, Emmanuel Ukala, SAN, did not oppose the application. The motion for stay of execution was marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/920/21, between PDP Vs. INEC and three others. Justice Inyang Ekwo had, on March 8, in a judgment, ordered Umahi;…
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Court orders Gov. Umahi, deputy to remain in office

Court orders Gov. Umahi, deputy to remain in office

An Ebonyi State High Court, sitting in Abakaliki, on Thursday, ordered Governor David Umahi and his Deputy, Eric Kelechi Igwe to remain in office. Umahi and his Deputy had approached the court to obtain an order to remain in office until the Appeal Court delivers its judgement concerning his defection from the PDP to the APC. The trial Judge, Justice Henry Njoku affirmed that “David Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State and his Deputy, Barr Eric Kelechi Igwe have secured an Order from the High Court of Ebonyi State asking them not to vacate their offices, that the judgement of the…
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2023: Umahi reacts to campaign posters, gives condition to run for president

2023: Umahi reacts to campaign posters, gives condition to run for president

The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has dissociated himself from campaign posters with inscription stating that he wants to run for president in 2023. The posters have been widely circulated on various social media platforms and online Television stations, as well as strategic locations across the country. A statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze, said the gesture may be in good faith. The statement, however, said the Governor would only heed the call to run for president if he is divinely inspired. It read, “The Governor of Ebonyi State has…
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Ebonyi govt denies statement credited to Umahi on Anambra election

Ebonyi govt denies statement credited to Umahi on Anambra election

The Ebonyi State Government, on Monday, said Governor David Umahi, did not make any statement on the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, which had been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Recall social media have been awash with posts credited to Governor Umahi, allegedly accusing the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano and the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Prof Charles Soludo, of rigging the election. But in a statement, signed by Umahi’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Francis Nwaze, the State Government said the Governor had not commented on the…
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Fani-Kayode lied, never played any role in my defection to APC – Gov Umahi

Fani-Kayode lied, never played any role in my defection to APC – Gov Umahi

The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has rubbished the claim by former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, that he facilitated his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Umahi insisted that Fani-Kayode played no role in his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the APC. Fani-Kayode had yesterday formally joined the APC at the State House where he was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking on his defection, the former minister claimed he played a role in Umahi, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State’s defection to APC. Reacting, Umahi charged Fani-Kayode to…
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