Information reaching our news room from Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital has it that the Court dethroned Governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi on Wednesday has kneeled down and begged the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA and the Nigeria Judiicary Council (NJC) over his alleged uncomplimentary statement made against a judge of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Justice Inyang Ekwo.
Umahi, it was learnt tendered the unreserved apology while addressing over two thousand members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ebonyi State at an alleged hired crowed rented solidarity rally that took place at the Udensi roundabout, staged to declare their support and loyalty to the sacked governor.
Stating that he has no regrets in defecting to the ruling APC, the ex – governor allegedly threatened to engage in Court battle with the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Ebonyi State, especially for trying to distract his administration.
“I’m still the Governor of Ebonyi State and I’m still working. I said the lawyers of PDP are the ones doing forum shopping and I’m going to write against the lawyers to NBA to discipline them because the judge was misled. The blame was not on the Judge but for some of the men on the Bench. The blame is on the PDP lawyers who misled the Judge.
Recall that Umahi was ousted by the court of competent jurisdiction for having defected from PDP to APC sometimes last year alongside his Deputy, Barr. Eric Kelechi Igwe, Speaker, Ebonyi State House of Assembly and few other members of PDP.