Appeal court affirms Umahi as Ebonyi south senatorial candidate

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The Court of Appeal in Abuja has dismissed an appeal by Princess Ann Agom-Eze and confirmed the Senatorial candidacy of Governor David Umahi.

Agom-Eze, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ebonyi State, recently challenged Governor Umahi’s emergence as the Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone candidate, following a primary election which held in July 30, 2022.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki had in August, recognise Agom-Eze as the senatorial candidate for the Zone, however, the Court of Appeal in its judgement on Friday set aside the High Court’s decision and all its orders.

The appellate held that the trial court erred when it failed to uphold the primary election of June 9 where Umahi was nominated as the APC senatorial candidate.

The court averred that the nomination was never challenged by anybody within 14 days as stipulated by section 285(9) of the 1999 constitution.

 



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