Appeal Court Upholds Obiano’s Election, Dismisses Petitions From Ngige, Nwoye

Appeal Court Upholds Obiano’s Election, Dismisses Petitions From Ngige, Nwoye

By ThisDay on July 26, 2014
Anambra governor Willie Obiano

The Enugu Division of the Court of Appeal  Saturday, July 26, 2014 upheld the judgment of Anambra Election Tribunal which upheld the election of Willie Obiano as duly elected governor of Anambra State as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the November 16 Gubernatorial election.

The court in upholding the judgment dismissed all the four appeals against the election of the governor.

The presiding justice Mohammed Lawal Garba while pronouncing lead judgement on the appeal filed by All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Sen. Chris Ngige,  resolved the 11 issues sought against the appellant and subsequently dismissed the appeal for incompetence and lack of merit and awarded N50, 000 cost against the appellant.

On the second appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate, Tony Nwoye against INEC and Governor Willie Obiano, another member of the panel, Justice Ejembi Eko who pronounced lead judgement, dismissed the appeal for lack of. Merit and awarded N50, 000 cost in favour of the respondent.

The third appeal filed by PDP suffered the same fate of dismissal as Justice Akeju I. O in his lead judgement awarded N30, 000 cost against appellant.

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