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Ahead of the forthcoming general election, Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has lamented over the rising social vices in the country.
Umahi who blamed the various social vices witnessed in the country on parents’ inability to give their children adequate training and teachings, pointed out that the youths can still do better.
The governor made this known through a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki, the state capital, through the Special Assistant on Media and Strategy, Mr. Chooks Oko, on Saturday.
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He expressed regret in the rising rate of social vices in the country, which he blamed on a decline in family values and bonding, and charged Nigerian families to wake up to their responsibility of character moulding for their children.
According to him: ‘We are living in dangerous moments, and what will save every family today is contentment.’
The Eastern Updates reports recall that there have been issues of civil unrest among youths, especially in Ebonyi villages, wherein such situations had caused communal disputes and other related violence, as well as the destruction of lives and properties.
Meanwhile, a court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Friday reversed the March 8 judgment of the Abuja Federal High Court which had dismissed David Umahi and his deputy, Eric Kelechi Igwe as Governor and Deputy Governor respectively of Ebonyi State for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a judgement delivered yesterday by a 3-member panel of the appellate court led by Justice Haruna Tsanammi, the appellate court held that the 1999 Constitution as amended, did not make any provisions for any punishment for a governor or deputy governor who defected from the party on which platform they got to the office.
The appellate court further held that the only option opened to a political party, aggrieved by the defection of a governor or deputy governor, is to explore the impeachment option provided in the Constitution.