- The Court docket of Allure, Lagos, has nullified the victory of the Labour Occasion candidate, Darlington Nwokocha’s victory within the February 25 election
- Nwokocha’s Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) rival, Austin Akobundu, who trailed the LP chieftain within the general election, changed into once declared winner on Saturday, November 4, by the Allure Court docket
- Akobundu, a worn minister of reveal for defence, had challenged the outcomes of the election on the nationwide and reveal meeting election petition tribunal, citing fraud and non-compliance with the electoral act within the behavior of the election by INEC
Business City journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-365 days-journey maintaining politics in Nigeria
Umuahia, Abia reveal – The worn nationwide organising secretary of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP), Colonel Austin Akobundu (Rtd), has reportedly been declared by the Allure Court docket because the rightful winner of Abia Central Senatorial District of Abia reveal.
A tweet by the PDP by its verified X (previously Twitter) kind out made this identified on Saturday, November 4.
Allure Court docket sacks LP’s Nwokeocha
In holding with Nigeria’s valuable opposition celebration, Col. Akobundu (Abia Central) and Senator Osita Ngwu (Enugu West) are the 2 PDP senators of southeast extraction.
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This development formulation that Labour Occasion (LP’s) Senator Darlington Nwokocha, would vacate his seat for Akobundu. Nwokocha is the present Senate minority whip.
Abia Central election: Akobundu reacts
Reacting to the draw, Akobundu described his victory on the Allure Court docket as a victory for the of us.
Akobundu, who spoke thru his particular aide, Uche Nwosu, acknowledged the of us of the senatorial district had received.
In holding with him, the victory is a triumph for all followers of democracy.
He hailed the of us for standing within the help of him and thanked the judiciary for the judgment.
Dedicating the victory to God, the worn minister of reveal for Defence, reiterated his option to help the of us.
Four senators fired by Allure Court docket
With the sack of Nwokocha, the total option of senators sacked to this level by the charm court from the Tenth meeting has risen to four.
Elisha Abbo (Adamawa North) changed into once the precious to be sacked followed by Abubakar Sadiku-Ohere (Kogi Central).
Simon Mwadkwon (Plateau North) and the Senate minority chief, changed into once the third senator that changed into once removed by the charm court. It, on the opposite hand, ordered the Self sustaining Nationwide Electoral Commission (INEC) to behavior a rerun interior 90 days.
Ayade loses as Court docket of Allure
Earlier, Business City reported that the Court docket of Allure Court docket sitting in Lagos pushed aside the petition by the worn governor of Rotten River reveal, Ben Ayade, tense the victory of Agom Jarigbe within the Rotten River North 2023 senatorial district election.
The court also awarded N500,000 in opposition to the worn governor, the candidate of the APC within the election, in favour of the incumbent senator.
Source: Business City