Court Upholds Ugochinyere's Election Victory in Imo - The Top Society

Court Upholds Ugochinyere’s Election Victory in Imo


The Lagos division of the Appeal Court has solidified the victory of Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, the House of Representatives member representing the Ideato North and South Federal Constituency of Imo State. The Appeal Court panel, led by Justice Abubakar Babandi Gumel, made the decision to overturn the previous ruling of the Tribunal, which had initially nullified Ugochinyere’s election.

149 Days of Detention: Finally EFCC Presents Emefiele in Court

The Mararaba High Court’s election petition tribunal had earlier declared that Ugochinyere’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) did not have a legitimate candidate due to the absence of primaries in the Federal Constituency. Consequently, the tribunal had called for a rerun election between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Labour Party (LP) candidates in four Wards, as directed on September 10th.

However, the recent unanimous judgment, delivered by Justice Gumel on Wednesday, reversed the Tribunal’s decision. Justice Gumel emphasized that the petition constituted a pre-election matter, indicating that the tribunals lacked jurisdiction over such cases.

Share this Article
Leave a comment