House of Reps Abuja: Court Removes Enugu State Members



Justice Okon Abang of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has requested two House of Representatives individuals from Enugu State to clear their seats.

They are Stella Ngwu speaking for Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency and Dennis Nnmachi Agbo from Igbo-Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituency, individually.

Equity Abang subsequently proclaimed Dr. Gabriel A. Okafor as the legitimate champ of Igbo-Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituency situate decision furthermore decided that Chijioke H. Ugwu won the Egbo-Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituency, Enugu State in 2015.

Conveying judgment on the pre-race case, Justice Abang requested the sacked administrators to discount to the coffers of the National Assembly of Nigeria forthwith, all monies gathered by method for compensations, remittances since they sat down in the House.

The case exuded from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) essential decision of December 2014. The PDP and its National Working Committee (NWC) are the first and second respondents, while the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is the third litigant and Ngwu and Agbo are fourth litigants in the two separate suits.

It was the position of the court that the PDP and its NWC had no privilege nor power to utilize any delegate list for the race for its contender for Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani and Igbo-Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituencies, separately, other than the rundown of representatives that developed in its congresses hung on November 1, 2014.

"It is, thus, announced that the fourth litigant did not rise as victor from the essential race directed with the end goal of choosing the House of Representatives' competitor of the principal respondent for Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency for 2015 general races since the essential race that purportedly delivered her as champ was not led in light of the rundown of agents that rose up out of ward congresses of the first respondent hung on November 1, 2014.

"It is therefore, proclaimed that the offended party, Okafor won PDP's gathering essential race on December 6, 2014 for Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency decision into the House of Representatives."

Equity Abang likewise "proclaimed that the fourth respondent did not develop as a champ from the essential race directed with the end goal of choosing the House of Representatives' hopeful of the first litigant for Igbo-Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituency for 2015 general decisions since the essential race that purportedly delivered her as victor was not led in view of the rundown of agents that rose up out of ward congresses of the first litigant hung on first November, 2014."

The judge facilitate requested INEC to promptly issue authentication of come back to Dr. Gabriel Okafor and Chijioke Ugwu.

He likewise granted N100, 000 against the respondents for the offended party.
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