Court sacks Andy Uba, Ekwunife

The senator representing Anambra South, Dr. Andy Uba, has been sacked. The Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu yesterday nullified the election of Andy Uba, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Also nullified yesterday was the election of Mrs Uche Ekwunife of the House of Representatives who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). The court upheld the appeal of Dozie Nwankwo of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), and ordered that a fresh election be conducted in the constituency. Mrs Ekwunife represents Anaocha/Dunukofia/Njikoka Federal Constituency of Anambra State.

In a judgment read by the chairman of the five-man panel, Justice Helen Ogunmumiju, the court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Uba. It ordered INEC to conduct a fresh election within 90 days.

http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news/30814-court-sacks-andy-uba-ekwunife.html

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