By Christian Ogbonna
A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki has again nullified the Ebonyi Local Government Election and sacked all the 13 Council chairmen in the state.
The court also sacked all the councilors and 171 ward chairmen of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the court had on Aug. 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 were elected into office.
Fatun restated that the council election by the State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) on May 31 was illegal and unconstitutional.
Mr Mudi Erenede, Counsel to the plaintiff said he was happy over the judgment and commended the court.
“In the judgement 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 these suits,” he stated.
The counsel to Ebonyi State Government, Mr Roy Nweze, said there was no need responding to a judgment that had already been delivered by the court.
Nweze said that the matter would be appealed without delay.