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Friday, December 9, 2022

Again, court sacks 13 Ebonyi LG Chairmen

By Editor

The Abakaliki Division of the Federal High Court has nullified the Ebonyi Local government elections and sacked all the 13 Council Chairmrn in the State again.

The court also sacked all the 171 ward councilors elected same day as the chairmen.

Recall that the court had on August 25 nullified the council polls of May 31.

Ruling on the matter with suit NO: FHC/AI/CS/224/2022 Friday, Justice Fatun Riman ordered the seizure of the monthly federal allocation of the chairmen pending when rightful Chief Executives are elected into office.

Fatun restated that the council election by the State Independent Electoral Commission, (EBSIEC) on May 31 was illegal and unconstitutional.

Mudi Erhenede, counsel to the plaintiff said he was happy over the judgment and commended the court.

“In the judgement today, the court has agreed that the Ebonyi state High Court has no powers to override or set aside the judgement of the Federal High Court because it is not an Appeal Court.

“Those people, who are parading themselves as chairmen are not there legally.

“They were appointed by whoever that appointed them. CBN, Attorney General of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Finance are all defendants in this suit,” he stated.

Counsel to Ebonyi State Government, Roy Nweze said there is no need to respond to a judgement already delivered by the Court.

Nweze said that that matter would be appealed without delay.

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