The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has again suspended action on the defection of the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi and his Deputy along with sixteen members of the State House of Assembly from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
This was contained in a statement signed by National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC, Festus Okoye. InfantGN had reported that the Commission met on Thursday 17th March 2022 on the matter, decided to defer its deliberation on the Ebonyi cases and stepped down the listed Memorandum to enable its Legal Services and Clearance Committee to study the new processes served on it in the light of the previously served ones and advise the Commission comprehensively.
According to the statement, the Commission said the further suspension was due to the conflicting judgements and orders served on it from Courts of coordinate jurisdiction.
The Commission also said it considered it prudent to stay action on the conflicting judgements and orders being aware of the pendency of Appeals and Motions for Stay of Execution of some of the judgements before various divisions of the Court of Appeal.