- Earlier, the Peoples Democratic Party submitted the names of its nominees for governor and deputy governor of Ebonyi state, to INEC
- This development arose after a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja sacked Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, and Eric Kelechi Igwe, his deputy, for defecting to APC
- Now, the opposition party is demanding INEC to issue a certificate of return to Idu Igariwey who has been nominated to inherit the party's 2019 victory
The Ebonyi state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has pleaded with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to save the state from the governorship vacuum created by the non-issuance of a certificate of Return to Idu Igariwey.
Ebonyi: Falana reacts to Ekwo’s judgment sacking Umahi, deputy, others, says votes belong to political parties
The party recalled that Justice Enyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had last week sacked Governor David Umahi and his deputy, The Punch added.
As a sequel to the judgment, the party nominated Igariwey to inherit the party’s votes but INEC has yet to comply with the order of the court.
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Most ad-hoc staff don't abide by training received for handling persons with disability, group says
INEC had assured people with disabilities (PWD) of improved access to polling units in the forthcoming Osun and Ekiti election.
The electoral commission also said that it will ensure that assistive materials provided by the commission are used by its ad-hoc staff where needed.
The assurance from INEC follows calls from PWD on challenges faced while trying to access voting areas during elections.
Tough times for APC as court stops convention indefinitely
In another development, the ruling party APC is currently going through one of its toughest moments in recent times.
An emerging report has confirmed that an FCT high court has placed an indefinite embargo on the APC on staging its convention.
The ruling party is also facing a suit for contemptuous attitude for the inauguration of a sub-committees for the March 26 national convention when the order of the court is in force.