Tuesday 8 December 2015

Appeal Court sacks PDP Senator, Uche Ekwunife; ...calls for fresh election

Uche Ekwunife
The Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu has sacked Senator Uche Ekwunife representing Anambra Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, calling for a fresh election.
The court’s judgement was consequent upon an appeal filed by Sir Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

Umeh lost to Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the lower tribunal, which delivered its judgement in Awka, Anambra State.

However, at its ruling on Monday, the Appeal Court described the tribunal’s ruling as a perverse judgement, which cannot stand. It, therefore ordered Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh election within 90 days.
Reacting to the judgement, Umeh, who arrived the Court premises few minutes after the verdict, said it was clearly an act of God.
“PDP died the day Jonathan lost election; they should cover themselves with blanket of shame. At the tribunal they were laughing at us, but today, they are covered with shame. We would have won the first election, but they introduced impunity and recklessness,” he said.
On the rerun, Umeh was optimistic saying, “I will write the INEC before this election and I’m optimistic that those who were involved in the former election will not be involved in conducting this new exercise.”

Credit: Nigerian Tribune

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