- Ifeanyi Ubah is opening up on his opponent's move following the affirmation of his election by Court of Appeal
- The Anambra senator revealed that he doubts anyone can appeal the court's verdict
- Ubah's election was affirmed by the appeal court after a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court judgment sacked him as a lawmaker
Following the Court of Appeal's affirmation of his election, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, on Thursday, March 19, said it will come as a surprise to him if Obinna Uzoh of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) heads to the Supreme Court over his victory.
The senator representing Anambra South district in the National Assembly disclosed while being interviewed on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
Ubah expressed astonishment at the thought of his opponent going to appeal a verdict given by an appellant court.
He said: “I will be very surprised if they challenge what was given. You need to give me some time so that they (my lawyers) can look at the judgment. I don’t think, to my best knowledge, that it is appealable. But if they go to the Supreme Court, I’m more than ready.”
The Anambra state senator went on to allege that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and PDP have been working to remove him from office. Ubah noted that after the general elections he is the only senator who has faced two opponents in a tribunal.
"At the end of the day, touch not His anointed and do his prophet no harm," the senator said. According to him, one with God is a majority.
The politician said what he needs to do now is give his attention and add value to the lives of the people who voted him into power.
Legit.ng previously reported that Ubah of the Young Progressive Party received the backing of the court as the senator representing Anambra South after the Court of Appeal in Abuja affirmed his election.
Recall that an FCT high court in Kubwa, Abuja, had nullified his election. Justice Bello Kawu ordered the INEC to withdraw his certificate and issue a fresh certificate to the candidate of the PDP, Obinna Uzoh.
The three member-panel in a unanimous decision held that the lower court had no jurisdiction to have entertained the matter.
In a related development, the lawmaker representing Anambra South senatorial district at the ninth Senate said the illegal exportation of facial masks to China from Nigeria is currently booming.
Ubah said over 100 million face masks have been illegally exported to China since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease. Speaking on Thursday, February 6, while moving a motion entitled “Urgent need to checkmate unpatriotic profiteering and illegal exportation of face masks to Asia”, the senator said the exportation of these masks have led to the hike in the price of the item.
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