Court of Appeal Restores Ifeanyi Ubah as Senator Representing Anambra South

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Court Awards a Cost of N250,000 Against First and Second Respondents in the Appeal in favour Ifeanyi Ubah

Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has floored Dr Obinna Uzoh and Chris Ubah at the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as the court set aside an FCT High Court judgment sacking the lawmaker representing Anambra South Senatorial district..

Senator Patrick Ifeanyi UbahIn a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Stephen Adah, the court held that the FCT High Court acted outside its jurisdiction to entertain a matter that arose in Anambra state.

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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.

He added that the court further acted on an unsigned originating summons, which is also a nullity.

The Court of Appeal consequently dismissed both the appeal filed by Chris Ubah and that of the judgement of Kubwa high court which Dr Obinna Uzoh was accused of criminally obtaining.

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Senator Ifeanyi Ubah had on January 18, filed a suit at the Court of Appeal to challenge the judgment which removed him as the lawmaker.

In its judgement on Thursday, the court described the appeal filed by Chris Ubah to be declared the authentic candidate of PDP and winner of February 23, 2019 national assembly election as an academic exercise.

 

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