Senator Uche Ekwunife

  • As Appeal Court rules on application seeking to quash Ekwunife’s removal

Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu

The controversy trailing the Anambra Central senatorial zone assumed a new dimension on Monday as the Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu reserved ruling for Thursday, March 3, 2016, in an application asking the court to set aside the judgment of December 7, 2015, which nullified the election of Senator Uche Ekwunife.

In the event that the application is sustained by the five-man panel of justices led by Justice H. M. Ogunwimuji, the fresh election already scheduled by INEC to take place in the senatorial zone this Saturday may be put on hold.

This is more so with the latest development that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had also ordered INEC to include PDP on the ballot for the coming polls.

The appellate court presided over by Justice A.H. Yahya had last December ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh election in the senatorial zone within 90 days after nullifying the election of Ekwunife on the basis of improper nomination and sponsorship by her party, the PDP.