Ifeanyi Uba: Uzor Yet To Be Sworn In As Ubah Files Appeal

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

paragraph 5.

Also in a letter to the chairman Independent National Electoral

Commission signed by counsel to Sen Ubah J.O Asoluka (SAN) it stated

that:

“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

Ruling”.

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.

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