Anambra Central: Umeh Gets Nod To Serve Ekwunife By Substituted Means
The Court of Appeal sitting in Awka on Thursday granted Sen. Victor Umeh, candidate of the Labour Party to serve his notice of Appeal on Sen. Uche Ekwunife of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through substituted means.
Chief Alex Ejesieme SAN, counsel to the appellant in a motion experte, with Appeal No. CA/AW/24/2023 told the Court that the bailiff had made several efforts to serve Ekwunife directly without success.
The Learned Silk accompanied the motion with a 13-paragraph affidavit as support for his argument as well as bailiff affidavit of attempted service.
Ejesieme described the trial court judgement as rather unfortunate in the light of the numerous decisions of Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court on the subject matter.
Justice Hannatu Sankey, Presiding Judge of the Court granted that the Notice of Appeal should be posted at the entrance gate of Ekwunife’s Campaign Office situated at the Uche Ekwunife Event Centre, Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Awka.
Recall that Ekwunife and PDP had gone to Federal High Court Awka to contest the validity of Umeh’s nomination in the Labour Party.