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Anambra Central: Okonkwo reacts to High Court ruling against him


The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Anambra Central Senatorial district, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, said the judgment of the Federal High Court vacating its earlier judgment entered in his favour cannot stand.

While calling on his supporters to remain calm and law-abiding, the aggrieved politician said any election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will be a nullity by the highest court of law.

In a statement in Abuja personally signed by him, Okonkwo said he disagreed with the judgment delivered by Justice John Tsoho.

The statements reads:

“Today, the 12th of January, 2018, the Federal High Court in Abuja set aside a consent judgment in my favour in which parties to the suit, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), conceded that I was the right candidate in that election and as such is entitled to the Certificate of Return.

“The court today, based its decision on the Court of Appeal decision, in a post-election matter, wherein Senator Uche Ekwunife was disqualified on grounds that she was not the duly nominated candidate of PDP, and ordered for fresh elections.

“It is significant to note that I went to court in this…

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