By Femi Ogunshola
Abuja, Sept. 7, 2023
Rep. Amobi Ogah (LP-Abia) has rejected the judgement of election petition tribunal which nullified his election, saying he plans to appeal the judgement at the Appeal Court.
Ogah who represents Isiukwato, Umunneochi Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
“I want to state categorically and for the records that, I will appeal the judgment by the tribunal as soon as I conclude with my legal team.
“I call on my constituents who voted for me, knowing my capacity to deliver dividends of democracy to them, to be calm and law abiding as I appeal the judgment of the tribunal.
“For the records, I scored a total of 11,769 votes against my opponent whom INEC said scored a total of 8,752 votes.
“Let me be clear that I am rejecting the tribunal’s ruling and will appeal the obvious miscarriage of justice, fairness and objectivity, ” he said.
Ogah said he was fully on ground to cater for the people, saying that the will of the people that came out en-mass to vote for him was not in doubt, hence his decision to challenge the judgement.
The tribunal sitting in Umuahia had on Wednesday nullified Ogah’s election and declared Mrs. Nkiruka Onyejeocha of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the election.