An Appeal Court sitting in Enugu has nullified the election of Senator Uche Ekwunife of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), representing Anambra Central Senatorial zone.
According to the Justice in charge of the trial, Datijo Yahaya, during the delivery of his verdict, the election of Senator Ekwunife on March 28, 2015, did not meet the prescription of the electoral act.
The judgement followed an appeal filed by Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Congress (APGA).
Justice Yahaya ordered that fresh election is held in the Anambra Central Senatorial District within 90 days.
Reacting to the judgement, Mrs. Ekwunife called on her supporters and the people of Anambra Central Senatorial Zone to remain calm, describing the judgement as fatal to principles of democracy.
She said: “The judgement is a judgement of man. The court acted as a father Christmas by awarding to Chief Victor Umeh what he did not ask.
But I take the judgement in good faith believing that my victory at the polls was an act of God. I assure my supporters that we will emerge victorious even as I thank Ndi Anambra central for their supports so far”.