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Court Of Appeal Affirms Senator Ekweremadu’s Election


The Court of Appeal, Enugu Division on Tuesday affirmed the election of Sen. Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Feb. 23 Senatorial election for Enugu West Senatorial District.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by the panel chaired by Justice I.M. Salawu, the Court dismissed the appeal filed by Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for lacking in merit.

The Court held that the appellants failed to prove allegations of non-compliance with the Electoral Act and as such were not entitled to the reliefs sought.

The Governorship, National and State Assemblies Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Enugu had on Sept. 9, upheld Ekweremadu’s election.

Ekweremadu polled 86,088 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu (APC) who scored 15,187 votes.

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