Court sacks Buhari’s minister Nwajiuba, returns Okafor as Imo reps member

Court sacks Buhari’s minister Nwajiuba, returns Okafor as Imo reps member

- Emeka Nwajiuba has been sacked as member of the House of Representatives representing Ehimembano/Ihiteuboma/Obowo federal constituency of Imo state

- Nwajiuba, who was part of those screened and confirmed for ministerial position, was sacked by the Court of Appeal in Abuja

- The court restored the certificate of return issued to Chike Okafor of the All Progressives Congress by the Independent National Electoral Commission

President Muhmmadu Buhari's minister, Emeka Nwajiuba, has been sacked as member of the House of Representatives representing Ehimembano/Ihiteuboma/Obowo federal constituency of Imo state.

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, which gave the ruling on Wednesday, August 7, restored the certificate of return issued to Chike Okafor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Leadership reports.

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Legit.ng recalls that an FCT high court nullified the result of the election that brought in Okafor as member of the house and declared Honourable Nwajiuba of the Accord Party as winner of the election.

The appellate court was urged by the national legal adviser of the APC, Babatunde Ogala, to set aside the judgement of the lower court.

The court thereafter declared Okafor as winner of the election and restored his certificate of return.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that barely 24 hours after his announcement as one of President Mu‎hammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees, House of Representatives member, Emeka Nwajiuba, formally defected from Accord Party to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Nwajiuba’s defection was contained in a letter read on Wednesday, July 24, on the floor of the House during plenary by the presiding deputy speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase.

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