Appeal Court restores Hon. Ogah’s election victory


By Aaron Ossai

Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has upturned the verdict of the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Umuahia which dismissed the election of the member representing Isikwuato Umunneochi Federal Constituency of Abia State, Hon Amobi Ogah.

It would be recalled that te Tribunal had in September nullified Ogah’s election after which he called for calm over the judgement as he headed for the Court of Appeal to challenge the judgment.

It had declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and current Minister of State for Labour, Nkiruka Onyejeocha as the winner of the election for alleged non-compliance with provisions of the Electoral Act.

However, Ogah had urged his supporters to be law abiding as he sought redress in court.

But on Friday, November 3, the Court of Appeal in Lagos overturned the decision.

The appellate court said the appeal of the Labour Party candidate was meritorious and allowed same, thereby setting aside the ruling of the lower court.