Court docket of Attraction has affirmed the election of the Home of Representatives member for Ideato North and South Federal Constituency of Imo State, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere.
Life-style Nigeria experiences that the Attraction Court docket panel led by Justice Abubakar Babandi Gumel in Lagos, put aside the ruling of the Tribunal which had sacked Ugochinyere.
The election petition tribunal which delivered the judgement on September tenth in Mararaba Excessive Court docket had dominated that Ugochinyere’s PDP was no candidate for the election as a result of there have been no primaries within the Federal Constituency.
The panel additionally directed the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, to conduct rerun election Calls in 4 Wards between APC and LP candidates.
Nonetheless, a unanimous judgment delivered by Gumel on Wednesday overruled the judgments of the tribunal.
Gumel held that the petition was a pre-election matter and as such, the tribunals lacked jurisdiction over pre-election issues.