Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 20 January 2020 | 525 times
Senator Ifeanyi Ubah representing Anambra South senatorial zone in the red chambers of the National Assembly, Abuja, has lodged an appeal challenging his sack from the Senate Chambers, following the declaration of Dr. Obinna Uzor as the winner of the February, 2019, senatorial election in the state by the Federal High Court Abuja.
Ubah had faulted the decision of the High Court in the four-ground of appeal, he filed before the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal.
He insisted that he was denied fair hearing by the high court saying that he was neither served with the Originating Processes nor hearing notice with respect to the suit that led to his sack from the Senate.
The senator argued that the Abuja court lacked the territorial jurisdiction to hear and determine a pre-election matter that arose from election that held in Anambra State.
Recall that Ubah was sacked on the premise that he allegedly submitted a forged National Examination Council, NECO, certificate to contest the senatorial election.
To this end, the swearing-in of Obinna Uzoh may be stalled as Ubah is calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to maintain status quo.
The Appeal made avialiable to journalists in Awka read in part, NOCV/3044/18 between the Young Progressive Party (YPP) and Anani Anacletus, Ifeanyi Ubah, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Dr. Obinna Uzor, the notice. “Take Notice that the Appellant being dissatisfied with the judgment of the High Court, of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Division, Coram
“Hon. Justice Bello Kawu delivered on the 17th January, 2020, more particularly stated in paragraph 2 of the Notice of Appeal doth hereby appeal to the Court of Appeal upon the ground(s) set out in paragraph 3 and will at the hearing of this appeal seek the reliefs set out in paragraph 4. And the Appellant further states that the names and addresses of the persons directly affected are those set out in paragraph 5.”
Also, a letter to the chairman Independent National Electoral Commission signed by counsel to Sen Ubah J.O Asoluka (SAN) said,
“We represent Distinguished SENATOR PATRICK IFEANYI UBA in the above named suit. The Trial High Court dismissed our Motion No:
FCT/HC/M/1631/2019 where we sought to set aside the judgment of the Court in Suit No: FCT/HC/CV/3044/2018.
“Consequently, we have filed a motion for INJUNCTION restraining the
Independent National Electoral Commission, the Nigerian Senate and the 4th Defendant from giving effect to the said judgment pending the determination of the APEAL which we have now filed against the said ruling.”
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