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Election: Supreme Courtroom sacks Ebonyi Majority chief, Chukwu as APC candidate

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The Supreme Courtroom has sacked the Majority Chief of Ebonyi State Home of Meeting, Victor Uzoma Chukwu, because the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Ezza North West State Constituency of Ebonyi, within the March 18 basic election.

The Supreme Courtroom declared Leonard Nweke Igboke because the duly nominated Home of Meeting candidate of APC in Ezza North West State Constituency of Ebonyi.

Igboke, who gained the APC primaries within the Constituency on Might 26 final yr, had his identify faraway from the ultimate names of aspirants revealed by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) on July 22, 2022.

Disgruntled with the event Igboke approached the Federal Excessive Courtroom, Abakaliki, on August 3, 2022, and the court docket affirmed him because the rightful candidate of the APC within the Constituency.

Nonetheless, Chukwu appealed the choice on the Enugu Division of the Courtroom of Attraction, which dismissed the judgement of the decrease court docket and held that the Majority Chief was the APC candidate within the Constituency.

Subsequently, Igboke challenged the judgement within the Supreme Courtroom on February 9, 2023.

Delivering the judgement on the Supreme Courtroom on Thursday, Justice Mohammadu Lawal Garba JSC, who led the five-man Panel of Justices, put aside the Judgment of the Courtroom of Attraction, in its entirety and restored the sooner judgment of the Federal Excessive Courtroom, Abakaliki.

With this Supreme Courtroom judgment, Igboke, is the genuine APC candidate for Ezza North West State Constituency of Ebonyi State, within the March 18th, 2023 basic election.

Reacting to his victory on the Supreme Courtroom, Igboke stated: “I thank the Realized Justices of the Supreme Courtroom for the erudite last Judgment. This can be a victory for democracy and restoration of the mandate unanimously given to me by the great folks of My Constituency.

“I prolong fingers of fellowship to all males of Goodwill, together with the Home Chief, Rt. Hon. Victor Uzoma Chukwu (Inyadime) and his supporters. It’s our collective victory and our Mandate.”