David Umahi says his “enemies” failure to unseat him as governor of Ebonyi means he’ll conclude his tenure on May 29, 2023.
Mr Umahi was on Friday reacting to the Appeal Court judgment sitting in Enugu, and which affirmed the judgment of the Ebonyi High Court on his defection.
The Ebonyi High Court had quashed a suit challenging the defection of the governor from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress in November 2020.
The suit challenging Mr Umahi’s defection was filed by the flagbearers of the APC in the 2019 general election, Sunny Ogbuoji and his running mate, Justin Ogodo.
The plantiffs had prayed the court to order INEC to swear them-in as the governor and deputy governor of the state having placed second in the gubernatorial election.
Mr Umahi while presiding over the weekly state executive council meeting, said “The enemies have tried using the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the courts but failed.
“They are presently writing all forms of frivolous petitions to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“We will however, defeat them any where they go and would finish strongly,” he said, declaring that God brought his government to power and will never abandon it.