UPDATE: Court stops INEC, Senate from executing judgement against Ifeanyi Ubah
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC], the National Assembly, particularly the Senate, from executing the judgment that sacked Ifeanyi Ubah from the Senate.
Recall that ElombahNews reported on January 18 that a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting at Kubwa, a satelite town of Abuja, upheld its earlier judgement that nullified the election of Senator Ubah of the Young Peoples Party [YPP].
The court insisted that Senator Ubah used a forged National Examination Council [NECO], certificate to contest the senatorial election that held in Anambra South senatorial district on February 23, 2019.
The court, therefore, ordered INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return it issued to Ubah and issue a fresh one to Dr. Obinna Uzoh of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP].
In an interim order, Justice Taiwo ordered parties in the matter not to take any step to execute the judgement of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory dated April 11, 2019, as well as ruling of the same court dated, January 17, 2020, pending the hearing and determination of a motion on notice filed by Senator Ubah
The order granted “an interim order restraining the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Defendants or their assigns, privies, servants, or any other person acting under them or in concert with them or on their behalf howsoever named from taking any step aimed at giving effect to the Judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja delivered on the 11th day of April, 2019 in Suit No.: CV/3044/2018 and the Ruling of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja delivered on the 17th of January, 2020 in Motion No: FCT/HC/M/1631/2019, pending the hearing and determination of the motion of interlocutory Injunction filed herein”.
The case was adjourned till February 6 to hear the suit.