- The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Senator Ifeanyi Uba of the Young Progressives Party (YPP)
- The apex court dismissed the appeals filed by Chris Uba and Dr Obinna Uzor, challenging the election of Senator Ubah
- With the verdict, Ubah is now officially the senator representing Anambra South senatorial district on the platform of the YPP
The Supreme Court has affirmed Senator Ifeanyi Uba of Young Progressives Party as the duly elected senator to represent Anambra South senatorial district.
The apex court in a unanimous decision on Tuesday, May 12, dismissed the appeals filed by Chris Uba and Obinna Uzor, challenging Ubah's election, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Justice Sylvester Ngwuta who led four other Supreme Court Justices held that the FCT High Court lacked territorial jurisdiction to determine a matter that arose from primary election conducted in Anambra.
According to Ngwuta, the cause of action emanated from Anambra and not the FCT.
The Court Of Appeal in Abuja had in March set aside the judgement of the FCT High Court which ordered the removal of Senator Ubah from office.
Dissatisfied with the Appeal court’s decision, Chris Uba and Obinna Uzor approached the Supreme Court to challenge the judgment.
They had urged the Supreme Court to set aside the decision of the appeal court. However, Senator Ubah through his counsel urged the court to dismiss the appeals.
Reacting to the final verdict by the Supreme Court, Ubah dedicated the judgment to God and assured that the development would enable him to settle down and be better focused in delivering his electoral promises to his constituents.
“I thank the Justices of the Supreme Court for standing for truth and justice. This has once again shown that our justices cannot be intimidated.
“I give God all the glory that this has come to pass, I dedicate this victory to God and the people of Anambra South who stood by me through the trial.
“I equally dedicate this victory to my dear wife, Uche Ubah whose birthday is today.
“It is time to settle down to deliver quality representation to my constituents,’’ Ubah said.
In another Senate-related report, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has remained in Kuje prison four days after the Supreme Court nullified his conviction.
The apex court did not issue any order for Kalu’s release because he did not file any application for such.
Legit.ng gathered that the judgment only covered the appellant, Ude Jones Udeogu, who challenged the propriety of a Court of Appeal judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, to try him.
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