Okey Maduforo (Awka)
The victory of Dr Obinna Uzor at the Federal High Court Abuja against
incumbent Sen Ifeanyi Ubah of Anambra South Senatorial zone is
currently suffering a set back following the appeal filed by the
senator telling the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
and the Senate president not to swear him in.
According to the Appeal Suit NOCV/3044/18 between the Young
Progressive Party (YPP) and Anani Anacletus, Ifeanyi Ubah, Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Dr. Obinna Uzor, the notice
of Appeal read in parts.
Take Notice that the Appellant being dissatisfied with the judgment of
the High Court, of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Division, Coram
Hon. Justice Bello Kawu delivered on the 17th January, 2020, more
particularly stated in paragraph 2 of the Notice of Appeal doth hereby
appeal to the Court of Appeal upon the ground(s) set out in paragraph
3 and will at the hearing of this appeal seek the reliefs set out in
paragraph 4. And the Appellant further states that the names and
addresses of the persons directly affected are those set out in
Also in a letter to the chairman Independent National Electoral
Commission signed by counsel to Sen Ubah J.O Asoluka (SAN) it stated
“We represent Distinguished SENATOR PATRICK IFEANYI UBA in the above
named suit. The Trial High Court dismissed our Motion No:
FCT/HC/M/1631/2019 where we sought to set aside the judgment of the
Court in Suit No: FCT/HC/CV/3044/2018.
Consequently, we have filed a motion for INJUNCTION restraining the
Independent National Electoral Commission, the Nigerian Senate and the
4th Defendant from giving effect to the said judgment pending the
determination of the APEAL which we have now filed against the said
It would be recalled that the Federal High Court had on Friday last
week delivered a judgment which ordered INEC to issue certificate of
return to Obinna Uzor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the
winner of the said election and that the Clerk of the Senate and the
Senate President should swear him in.