Gov. Umah – Disobeys court order
Ebonyi state Governor David Nweze Umahi, has sworn in the newly elected chairmen of 13 Local Government Areas in the State despite a Federal High Court judgment which nullified the elections of the council officials.and their councilors.
Performing the ceremony on Thursday at Pa Ngele Oruta Stadium, Abakaliki, the state capital, governor Umahi said an ex-parte order granted by the state High Court empowered him to swear-in the new chairmen.
He maintained that the tenure for elected council officials remains two years as enshrined in the Ebonyi Local Government Law 005 as amended.
He said: “I congratulate you all, the newly elected council chairmen. I urge you to urgently inaugurate the legislative arms of your respective Local Governments.”
The Governor also used the occasion to-flag off the empowerment of three thousand four hundred and eighty people in the state as an offshoot of the #Endsars palliative.
Each of the beneficiaries receíved the sum of three hundred thousand naira in the first batch of the disbursement.