BREAKING: Court Of Appeal upturns tribunal judgment, restore Enugu LP Rep member’s victory

On Saturday, the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos state set aside the judgment of the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Enugu which earlier nullified the victory of Barr. Cyriacus Sunday Umeha representing Ezeagu/Udi federal Constituency in the house of representatives.

The three man honourable justices of the apallate court voided the decision of the trial tribunal on the ground that the lower court erred in law when it came to the preposterous conclusion that Umeha did not resign his membership of his former political party, PDP.

The court held that issues of nomination and sponsorship of candidates are entirely a pre-election matter.

It could recalled that Justice A.M. Abubakar led tribunal had declared Festus Uzor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the 25 February poll.

Not satisfied with the decision of the Tribunal, the Labour Party and her candidate, proceeded to the Court of Appeal praying the court to void the judgment of the lower court.

In a unanimous judgment on Saturday, the court maintained that based on the evidences before her, Barr. Umeha duely resigned his membership of the PDP before seeking election under the platform of the Labour Party.

It said Festus Uzor’s petition at the trial level lacked merit and ought to have been dismissed.


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