Jubilation trails Ekwunife's victory, as Umeh, Ezenagu fail

Posted by By Pamela Eboh, Awka | 10 October 2015 | 4,267 times

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The Senator representing Anambra Central senatorial zone, Sen. Uche Ekwunife has again proved her political mettle by winning the case brought against her by the former National Chairman of APGA and the senatorial candidate for APGA in the March 2015 senatorial election in the election, Chief Victor Umeh.

Reading the over one hour judgment, Justice Nayai Aganaba on behalf of  the three man tribunal dismissed all the reliefs sort by the petitioner, Chief Victor Umeh of All Grand Alliance Party (APGA) for the Anambra Central Senatorial District election held on March 28 on the grounds that there was not enough evidence to substantiate his claim.

In her Reactions, Ekwunife who looked visibly elated commended the tribunal for doing a thorough job adding that they have proved that they are the only hope of the common man.

In her words: “I am very happy for the outcome of the judgement today. The judiciary has again proved that they are the only voice of the common man. They have shown us that they are people of integrity who cannot be bought or swayed by any form of financial inducement. It is good to know that we still have judges with integrity in the country.

“I won Umeh convincingly black and white and he knows that clearly. You people can now go and tell him to leave me alone to work.”

She however said that the three Senators from the state are behind senator Ngige’s nomination saying that they will work to ensure that he gets clearance from the upper chambers.

Earlier in a separate judgement on the case between Dozie Nwankwo of APGA and Prince Okey Eze of the PDP, the tribunal rescinded the result provided by the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) that saw the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Hon. Okechukwu Eze emerge winner.

The tribunal held that it was the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Mr. Dozie Nwakpnkwo who won the election and hence nullified the declaration of Dr Okey Eze of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the Dunukofia, Anaocha and Njikoka federal constituency election.

According to the tribunal, APGA candidate who the highest number of lawful votes cast in the election contrary to the figure credited to the PDP candidate by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) upon which the Commission based the declaration of the PDP candidate as winner of the election

Also, another APGA candidate, Chief Godson Ezenagu lost his bid for Awka North and Awka South Federal Constituency.

 •Photo shows Sen. Ekwenife

Source: News Express

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