The Appeal court sitting in Enugu on Saturday dismissed all the four appeals against the judgment of Anambra Election Tribunal, which upheld the election of Willie Obiano as duly elected governor of Anambra State as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The presiding Judge, Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba, leading four others, while pronouncing the lead judgment on the appeal filed by All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Sen. Chris Ngige, resolved the 11 issues sought against the appellant and subsequently dismissed the appeal for incompetence and lack of merit and awarded N50, 000 cost against the appellant.
On the second appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate, Tony Nwoye against INEC and Governor Willie Obiano, another member of the panel, Justice Ejembi Eko who read the lead judgment, dismissed the appeal for lack of merit and awarded N50, 000 cost in favour of the respondent.
The third appeal filed by PDP suffered the same fate of dismissal as Justice Akeju I. O in his lead judgment awarded N30, 000 cost against appellant.
On appeal number four filed by Chike Obidigbo of All Progressives Grand Alliance, Justice Tijani Abubakar in his lead judgment dismissed the petition for not being meritorious and awarded N50, 000 cost against the appellant.
The five man panel were unanimous in the four judgments, thereby affirming the ruling of Justice Ishaq Bello led Anambra Election Petition Tribunal, delivered on 24th June, 2014.