Sunday June 26, 2022 11:35 AM

Umahi’s Sack: Okorocha urges APC to obey court order

Ex- Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has urged the All Progressives Congress, APC, to continue to respect all court judgments.

He added that where the matter has been taken to the court of appeal,  the appealing party must  obey the order of the lower court first.

The flamboyant Senator was reacting to the Federal High Court ruling that sacked Governor Dave Umahi as the Governor of Ebonyi State on Tuesday.

He said “unless such [pronouncements are] subjected to a superior court for appeal. In other words, where there is an appeal to a superior court on any matter, the lower court ceases to have authority over the matter.

“Nobody in this country should say he will not obey any court order. Section 287 of our constitution makes it clear that every institution and organ of government should be obeyed but thank God for the ruling party, it has respect for the rule of law.

“It is assumed that the court order no matter what form and shape it takes must be obeyed, but secondly you have an option to go to the Court of Appeal to allow the superior court suspend the judgment of the lower court.”

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