Supreme Court Gives Verdict on Sacking of Governor Otti of Abia

Supreme Court Gives Verdict on Sacking of Governor Otti of Abia

  • The Supreme Court has kicked out the appeal of the PDP and its candidate in the March 18 governorship election in Abia State, Okey Ambrose Ahiwe
  • Ahiwe and the PDP on October 30 filed to join as an interested party in a suit seeking to disqualify all Labour Party candidates in the 2023 election before a Kano High Court
  • An appeal court in Kano had earlier dismissed the judgment of the High Court that sacked Governor Otti and other Labour Party victors in 2023 poll before the Supreme Court ruling on Friday

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FCT, Abuja - The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of Okey Ambrose Ahiwe, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the March 18 governorship election in Abia State against Governor Alex Otti.

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Ahiwe, who lost to the Labour Party candidate, filed a suit on October 30 to join as an interested party in the controversial judgment of a High Court sitting in Kano, The Sun reported.

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A Kano State court of appeal has, however, dismissed the ruling of the trial court in a fresh verdict.

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Supreme Court says PDP files bubble case

The apex court described the PDP application as a bubble, adding that its candidate, Ahiwe, had slept on his right if there was any. The Supreme Court then dismissed the appeal, and a fine of N500,000 was awarded against the PDP flagbearer.

Through a proxy, the PDP and Ahiwe filed a case at the Kano High Court, praying for a judgment on the allegation that the Labour Party failed to submit the names of its registered members to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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They therefore urged the court to nullify the elections of all Labour Party candidates, including Governor Otti, in the 2023 election

The court of appeal subsequently threw out the ruling of the Federal High Court, saying that the petition was a legal misadventure, reckless and fraudulent.

Abia: Appeal court dismisses ruling that sacked Governor Otti

Legit.ng earlier reported that Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has secured victory at the court of appeal in Kano over the judgment of the federal high court that sacked him and other elected Labour Party candidates.

The appellate court faulted the hasty judgment of the trial court, adding that it failed to join the parties involved in the case before giving its verdict.

One Ibrahim Haruna Ibrahim, in a suit number FHC/KN/CS/107/2023, asked the high court to sack all the Labour Party candidates elected in the 2023 election.

Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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