Umeh Floors Ekwunife, PDP At Court Of Appeal, Remains LP Candidate For Anambra Central
The Court of Appeal, Awka has affirmed Sen. Victor Umeh as candidate of the Labour Party for Anambra Central Senatorial District of Anambra.
The Court in its judgement held that the suit which supposedly disqualified Umeh at the Federal High Court, Awka was statute barred and lacked locus.
Justice Olubunmi Oyewole, who read the judgement via zoom allowed the two appeals by the Labour Party and Sen. Umeh to stand.
Mr Surajo Gusau,the Deputy Chief Registrar of the Court confirmed the judgement
It would be recalled that Ekwunife and PDP had gone to the Federal High Court, Awka, to contest the validity of Umeh’s nomination in the Labour Party.
The Court presided over by Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa in a judgement on Jan. 27 granted the protest and disqualified Umeh.
The LP and Umeh through their counsel lChief Alex Ejesieme SAN, and Patrick Ikwetoh respectively appealed the trial Court Judgement for lack of locus by the respondents and prayed the court to set aside the judgement.
Umeh is LP’s candidate for Anambra Central, the Senatorial District of Mr Peter Obi, one of the frontline presidential candidates in the Feb. 25election