Reps Seat: Court of Appeal Gives Verdict on APC vs Labour Party

Reps Seat: Court of Appeal Gives Verdict on APC vs Labour Party

  • Matthew Nwogu, the Labour Party lawmaker representing the Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala federal constituency of Imo State, victory at the Court of Appeal
  • Nwogu earlier defeated his political opponent at the Imo State National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal
  • The APC candidate in the election, Akwitti Chibuzor, who was not pleased with the judgment of the tribunal, has approached the appeal court

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Ikeja, Lagos - The Court of Appeal in Lagos has affirmed the victory of the Labour Party's Matthew Nwogu, the lawmaker representing the Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala federal constituency of Imo State.

Akwitti Chibuzor, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the February 25 national assembly election, earlier lost at the Imo State National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, where he had challenged the victory of the Labour Party candidate, Leadership reported.

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Appeal court dismisses APC's petition over lack of metit Photo Credit: APC Nigeria, Peter Obi
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APC appeals tribunal ruling in Imo House of Reps

Chibuzor was not pleased with the ruling of the tribunal and, therefore, approached the court of appeal for redress.

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Justice Gumel-led three-member panel of justices, in its ruling on Thursday, November 2, dismissed the appeal of the APC candidate over lack of merit.

In his reaction to the ruling of the court, the Labour Party lawmaker expressed his gladness about the court judgment and stated that the judiciary remained the last hope of the common man.

Labour Party lawmaker reacts to appeal court judgment

He urged the judges to continue to do the right things while calling on his opponent in the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join hands with him in making the Aboh Mbaise nation progressives.

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The lawmaker statement reads in part:

“So, after the election we won, they went to Tribunal in Owerri, the Tribunal struck out the PDP matter. The APC, the Court struck out the matter also, saying that it was defective and didn’t meet the requirements of the Electoral Act."

Reps seat: Labour minister, Onyejeocha, loses at Court of Appeal

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu's minister of state for labour and employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha's earlier victory at the tribunal has been overturned.

Onyejeocha was favoured when the tribunal in Umuahia dismissed the victory of Amobi Ogah, the lawmaker representing Isikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency in Abia.

But a Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos said Ogah was meritorious to contest the 2023 election and overturned the judgment of the lower court.

Source: Legit.ng

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