Appeal Court Sacks Female Senator, Ekwunife

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The election of the senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Uche Ekwunife, has been upturned by the Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu after it was initially upheld by the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal.

The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Sir Victor Umeh, had petitioned the court to upturn the judgment of the election petition tribunal sitting in the Anambra state capital, Awka.

But delivering its judgment, the court held that the election petition tribunal erred in its judgment.

The court therefore ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a rerun within 90 days.

Ekwunife won the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).


John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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