ifeanyi Ubah

Court of Appeal, Abuja Division  has affirmed  Ifeanyi Ubah  of the Young Progressive Party as Senator representing  Anambra south Senatorial District.

In a unanimous judgment a 3 member panel of the Justices of the court of Appeal led by Justice Stephen Adah held that the lower court, the high court of the FCT, lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the matter in the first instance.

 Justice Adah while awarding a cost of N250,000 against the first and second respondents in the appeal, insisted the lower court acted like an octopus and denied Senator Ubah the right to a fair hearing.

The appellant had raised issues of territorial jurisdiction, where he noted that the issue brought to the  FCT high court arose from Anambra State.

The court of appeal agreed with the appellant, that the FCT high court ought not to have entertained a matter which originated from Anambra State.

The FCT high court had earlier nullified the election of Ifeanyi Uba as  a member of the senate in favour of one Obinna Uzor, who claimed to be the candidate of the PDP.

The embattled on January 18, filed a suit at the Court of Appeal to challenge the judgment which removed him as the lawmaker representing  Anambra south Senatorial District..

 

 

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