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2023: Once more, Enchantment Court docket sacks Ebonyi LP guber candidate, Nkwagu, declares Eze as genuine candidate

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The Enchantment Court docket sitting in Enugu State, has sacked the governorship candidate of Labour Occasion, LP, in Ebonyi State, Mr. Edward Nkwagu and put in one Splendor Oko Eze because the genuine candidate of the celebration.

Recall that Nkwagu and Eze had approached the Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Abakaliki to battle on who flies the flag of Labour Occasion, LP, within the state as its genuine gubernatorial candidate.

DAILY POST studies that the Federal Excessive Court docket in a Swimsuit No. FHC/AI/237/2022 delivered by Justice Fatun Riman, had declared Splendor Eze Oko because the genuine candidate of the Labour Occasion, whereas Nkwagu who was not glad with the judgement, proceeded to the Enchantment Court docket sitting in Enugu for additional interpretation.

However, the Enchantment Court docket in a judgement delivered by Justice U. I. Ndukwe-Anyanwu, nonetheless, dismissed the reduction sought by Edward Nkwagu to regularize their processes, and that the reduction was filed out of time.

Responding, Splendor Oko Eze, who spoke to newsmen in Abakaliki, applauded the three panel attraction courtroom judges led by Ndukwe-Anyanwu, stressing that the dismissal of Nkwagu reliefs is a victory for Democracy.

In keeping with him: “I had a case with the chairman of Labour Occasion, LP, and one Edward Nkwagu on the decrease courtroom which declared that I’m the genuine candidate of Labour Occasion, LP in Ebonyi state. And that I’ve by no means withdrawn from the competition for anyone. And that no matter they offered to the decrease courtroom, that the signature was manipulated.

“The management of Labour Occasion and Edward Nkwagu was not comfy with the end result of the decrease courtroom and so they appealed the judgement. The Enchantment Court docket sitting in Enugu has dismissed the reduction and reaffirmed that I’m the genuine Labour Occasion governorship candidate in Ebonyi State,” he said.

In a swift response, Mr. Edward Nkwagu, who spoke to newsmen in Abakaliki via the marketing campaign Director-Normal, Mr. George Ukpai stated: “The Enchantment Court docket declined granting the reduction sought by the appellants to regularize their processes stated to have been filed out of time.

“The true place subsequently is that the due date for the submitting of the processes fell on one of many days of sit-at-home in South East Nigeria.

“The appellants had been in Court docket to file the processes however the Court docket was underneath lock and key due to insecurity challenges arising from sit-at-home points.”

Nkwagu additional revealed that: “Our legal professionals are finding out the choice of the courtroom with a view to taking the most suitable choice for the celebration, all members of Labour Occasion in Ebonyi State are enjoined to stay regulation abiding and pursue with elevated vigour, focus and dedication our electioneering campaigns to liberate the state from the challenges of dangerous governance and poverty for the frequent good,” he said.