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

By News Express on 13/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 931

•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

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Adoke dismisses report on N549b plea bargain

TUC criticises proposed life pension for NASS members...

190 new police constables deployed to Plateau •CP...

Fidelity Bank records over N100bn savings deposits in...

FG not serious about wooing foreign investors —...

Flamboyant billionaire Dehinde Fernandez dies at 79

BREAKING: Opposition candidate wins Sierra Leone’s presidential election...

Stakeholders task Bayelsa Govt. on education funding

Anthony Joshua N1b richer after beating Parker in...

PDP sweeps Abia chairmanship polls

Crisis looms in Bayelsa as government withholds workers...

Reps gather signatures to remove Tinubu’s loyalist, Femi...

 

Latest News Censors Board Executive Director dragged to court over generator theft 2019: Youths ready to occupy 50 pct elective offices — Coalition Reps threaten to shun Buhari’s budget presentation Lawyer queries Annual Report of ICC Chief Prosecutor on atrocities of killer herdsmen in Nigeria 3,250 APC, PDP members defect to APGA in Nasarawa Police foil suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri SDP senatorial candidate escapes assassination •Petitions IGP Saraki to attend launch of Trump’s Africa Strategy in Washington 40 inmates regain freedom in Ogun Fake news, biggest threat to 2019 polls: Lai Mohammed Reps want Nigeria returned to Parliamentary system Why Buhari refused to sign Electoral Act Amendment Bill: Presidency

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (430,007 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (394,905 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (327,787 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (281,206 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (247,893 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,306 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (212,168 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,353 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (179,666 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,500 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,268 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (153,735 views)

 

Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,875) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (973) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (679) Global Business Monitor (313) International (2,820) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (147) Maggie's Blog (69) News (41,399) Opinion (1,152) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,158) Religion (915) Sports (1,818) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera