Breaking: Tribunal Sacks Labour Party Reps Member Ogah, Upholds Victory of APC Candidate, Onyejeocha

Breaking: Tribunal Sacks Labour Party Reps Member Ogah, Upholds Victory of APC Candidate, Onyejeocha

  • The tribunal's judgement has so far not favored the members and candidates of the opposition Labour Party
  • This is as the tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Abia state capital on Wednesday, September 6, overturned the victory of Hon. Amobi Ogah Labour Party House of Reps Member
  • The lawmaker Ogah, representing the Isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency has been sacked and replaced by Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha of the ruling APC

Abia state, Umuahia - The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Wednesday, September 6, sacked the member representing the Isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency, Honourable Amobi Ogah of the Labour Party (LP).

Honourable Amobi Ogah, Labour Party, tribunal, Abia state, 2023 election, APC
Abia tribunal in its ruling on Wednesday, September 6, sacked Hon. Ogah and upheld the victory of APC candidate, Onyejeocha. Photo credit: Ezeh Chioma, Iroegbu Emenike
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Delivering its ruling on Wednesday, the court subsequently ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), to withdraw the certificate of return given to Ogah and issue the same to the petitioner, Honourable Nkeiruka Onyejeocha of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), Vanguard reported.

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Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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