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Anambra Central: Hope for Victor Umeh as Appeal Court nullifies Ekwunife’s victory; orders fresh election within 90 days

Chief Victor Umeh, APGA chairman
Chief Victor Umeh,

The Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu, Monday, has nullified the election of Senator Uche Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following an appeal brought before it by the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh.

Ekwunife  represented Anambra Central Senatorial District.

Her election was upheld in October by the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Awka, Anambra State.

Justice Naiyi Aganaba while reading the verdict of the tribunal said in October that Victor Umeh failed to establish his case that Ekwunife was wrongly declared the winner of the March 28 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

However, delivering judgment, Monday, Justice A.H. Yahya of the Court of Appeal ruled that the election of Senator Ekwunife did not meet the provisions of the Electoral Act.

He then ordered that fresh election be held in the Anambra Central Senatorial District within 90 days.

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