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Today’s Anambra Central Senatorial election ‘null and void’ •Okonkwo heads for Appeal Court

By News Express on 13/01/2018

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•Anambra PDP chieftain, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo
•Anambra PDP chieftain, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Anambra State, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo has proceeded to the Appeal Court to challenge the setting aside of a consent judgment in his favour by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

In a statement issued on Friday, Obiora declared that any election held in Anambra Central Senatorial District on Saturday, January 13, 2018, would amount to a nullity “as we shall be challenging whatever predetermined outcome is announced.”

The Federal High Court in Abuja had on Friday, set aside a consent judgment in Obiora’s favour in which parties to the suit, “including the PDP, conceded that I was the right candidate in that election and as such is entitled to the Certificate of Return.”

Obiora said that the court based its decision on the Court of Appeal decision, in a post-election matter, wherein Mrs Uche Ekwunife was disqualified on grounds that she was not the duly nominated candidate of PDP, and ordered for fresh elections.

“It is significant to note that I went to court in this present case even before the March 2015 National Assembly election.

“Therefore, if my rights have been determined timeously, the case that went to the Court of Appeal would not have arisen in the first place. Hence, the determination of my right as a candidate takes pre-eminence over the post-election petition that was nullified. Unfortunately, the Federal High Court ruled otherwise.

“I disagree with the said ruling wholly and entirely. Consequently, I have instructed my lawyers to proceed on appeal immediately.”

While urging them to remain calm and law abiding, Obiora assured his supporters, and admirers that he would not rest on his oars until justice was done.

 

Source News Express

Posted 13/01/2018 03:39:35 AM

 

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