Appeal Court Nullifies PDP Senator, Ekwunife’s Election

Ekwunife-UmehThe Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu on Monday nullified the election of Senator Uche Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The appellate court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh election within 90 days into Anambra Central senatorial zone, which Ekwunife represented in the red chamber before the nullification of her election.

The three-man appellate panel led by Justice A.H. Yahya, upheld the appeal filed by candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, in which he (Umeh) challenged the judgment of the Legislative Election Petitions Tribunal that had earlier upheld Ekwunife’s election.

The appellate court said: “the perverse decision of the lower tribunal cannot stand. This appeal stands and the INEC is hereby ordered to conduct fresh election in Anambra Central senatorial zone within 90 days”.