The Bwari High Court Federal capital Territory, Abuja has removed Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party from the National Assembly.
Ifeanyi Uba is the Senator representing Anambra South District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
In a ruling on Friday 17th January, 2020, Justice Bello Kawu refused to reverse the judgement of the court which was delivered in December , 2019that removed Uba as a member of the Senate.
He, however, ordered that Mr. Obinna Uzoh of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had challenged Ubah’s victory in the 23rd February poll, be recognised as the winner of the election.
The judge also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Uzoh, the applicant, as the senator-elect in the district.
Among other claims, the PDP candidate alleged that his YPP counterpart presented a forged National Examination Council (NECO) secondary school certificate to INEC, which enabled him to contest the Anambra South senatorial election.
He also insisted that Ubah’s party should be disqualified for not conducting a primary for its candidates in the poll.
In his judgement, Justice Kawu sacked Ubah and declared that the second defendant in the suit the YPP – did not have the locus standi, and should not have participated in the election.
Reacting to the judgment, the National Chairman of YPP, Mr. Bishop Amakiri, said his party would appeal the decision of the court.
According to him, the court erred in law on the ground that the party was never served with the court processes.
Mr. Bishop Amakiri added that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain and enter judgment in favour of Mr Uzoh who he said never participated in the senatorial election.