Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
The Abakaliki Division of the Federal High Court has again nullified the Ebonyi Local Government elections and sacked all the 13 Council chairmen in the state.
The court also sacked all the 171 ward councilors elected same day with the Chairmen.
The court had earlier on August 25 nullified the council polls of May 31.
Ruling on the matter with suit NO: FHC/AI/CS/224/2022 on 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 Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission, (EBSIEC) on May 31 was illegal and unconstitutional.
Mr Mudi Erhenede, Counsel to the plaintiff, said he was happy over the judgment and commended the court.
“In the judgment today, the court has agreed that the Ebonyi State High court has no powers to override or set aside the judgment 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 suits,” he stated.
The counsel to Ebonyi State Government, Mr Roy Nweze, said there is no need responding to a judgment that has already been delivered by the Court.
Nweze said that that matter would be appealed without delay.