Breaking: Jubilation As PDP House of Reps Member Wins at Appeal Court

Breaking: Jubilation As PDP House of Reps Member Wins at Appeal Court

  • The Imo state House of Reps member has emerged victorious at the Court of Appeal, Lagos state division
  • The appellate court in its judgment delivered on Wednesday, November 8, upheld the election of Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu
  • Following the court's verdict, the PDP lawmaker's long legal battle has finally been laid to rest

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Ikeja, Lagos state - After a long legal battle, the Court of Appeal, Lagos division, on Wednesday, November 8, upheld the election of Honourable Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, the member representing Ideato North and South Federal Constituency of Imo State.

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The appeal court affirmed the election of Hon Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere. Photo credit: Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere
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Imo state lawmaker finally victorious at appeal court

The court in its judgment delivered on Wednesday, Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere as the authentic winner of the February election and the validly elected member of the House of Representatives in Imo state.

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In a unanimous judgment, the panel headed by Justice Abubakar Babandi Gumel also overruled the judgment of the Imo State National/State Assembly tribunal.

Speaking after the appellate court judgment, counsel to Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, Emeka Ozoani, SAN, described the verdict as a victory for democracy and an end to political rascality.

Appeal court sacks APC House of Reps member Ilyasu Kwankwaso

Legit.ng reported earlier that the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, on Monday, November 6, sacked Musa Ilyasu Kwankwaso of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a ruling, the court affirmed and reinstated Yusuf Umar Datti of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) as the rightful winner of the Kura/Madobi/Garun Malam Federal Constituency Election.

The three-man panel led by Justice Tunde Oyebamiji Awotoye allowed an appeal by Yusuf Datti.

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Jerry Gana's son wins at appeal court

Meanwhile, on Thursday, November 2, the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, delivered a crucial judgment in favour of Joshua, the son of Professor Jerry Gana of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The court upheld Joshua's election and declared him as the authentic lawmaker representing the good people of Lavun/Mokwa/Edati Federal Constituency Niger state in the House of Representatives.

Tribunal sacks second NNPP House of Reps member

Legit.ng also reported that the national and state House of Assembly election petition tribunal sacked Idris Dankawu of the NNPP, representing the Kumbotso Federal House of Representatives Constituency of Kano State.

The Justice I.P. Chima led tribunal ruled that Dankawu forged his West African School Certificate, which he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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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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