Reacting to the court’s ruling in a statement issued in Abakaliki, The APC Chairman of Ebonyi State, Mr Stanley Okoro-Emegha, said the presiding judge erred in his judgement which he described as an abuse of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.
Okoro-Emegha stated that there was already a subsisting judgement of a High Court in Abakaliki, and also in Zamfara state which ruled that a serving Governor or his Deputy cannot be sacked from office on account of their defection to another party.
The Chairman called on members and the supporters of the Governor to remain calm and law-abiding, adding that the judgement will surely be appealed.
“The judgement was clearly biased and it’s unacceptable.
“There is no need for panic as the judgement will surely be appealed. All members of the APC and supporters of the Governor are advised to remain calm and law-abiding,” he said.