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Monday, 7 December 2015

Court Of Appeal Nullifies The Election Of Uche Ekwunife Of The PDP As Senator

A Nigerian Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu has quashed the election of Uche Ekwunife of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in response to an appeal filed by Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

A lead judgement read by Justice Datijo Yahaya stated that the election of Mrs Ekwunife on April 11, 2015, did not meet the prescription of the electoral act.

The judge then ordered that fresh election is held in the Anambra Central Senatorial District within 90 days.

 Reacting to the judgement, Mrs. Ekwunife called on her supporters and the people of Anambra Central Senatorial Zone to remain calm. She expressed optimism that she will win election into the senatorial zone anytime any day further sued for peace, describing the judgement as fatal to principles of democracy.

She further called on the people of Anambra Central senatorial zone to remain calm in the face of the judgment, adding that with the overwhelming support they gave her during the election, she will still emerge victorious when the election is conducted.

"The judgement is a judgement of man. The court acted as a father Christmas by awarding to Chief Victor Umeh what he did not ask. But I take the judgement in good faith believing that my victory at the polls was an act of God. I assure my supporters that we will emerge victorious even as I thank Ndi Anambra central for their supports so far".

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