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Appeal Court In Abuja Reinstates Ifeanyi Ubah

Valentine Chinyem



The Court of Appeal in Abuja, has nullified the judgment of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory delivered on January 17, 2020, over the election of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.

It its judgement the High Court had ordered the removal of Ubah as lawmaker representing Anambra South Senatorial District at the National Assembly.

The appellate court however, held that Ubah was duly elected by people of his senatorial district.

Delivering judgment in a motion on notice by Ubah where he raised jurisdictional issues on the competence of unsigned court processes by the respondents, Justice Stephen Adah leading a three-man panel said the motion “had merit and the reliefs are fully granted”.

Ubah had argued through his lawyer, Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), that the trial judge, Bello Kawu, assumed jurisdiction in the case when in fact there were no valid processes before him to confer jurisdiction on him.

Ubah contested the election on the platform of Young Progressive Party.