Rep Amobi Ogah (LP-Abia) has commended the judgement of the Appeal Court sitting in Lagos for reversing the decision of the National Assembly election petitions tribunal in Umuahia, which had nullified his election as the elected representative for the Isuikwuato Umunneochi Federal Constituency in Abia State.
The tribunal had originally Mr Ogah’s election in September, citing alleged non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, and declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nkiruka Onyejeocha, as the winner of the election.
Mr Onyejeocha is the incumbent minister of state for labour and employment.
Mr Ogah’s reaction is contained in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Saturday.
He commended the court for its forthrightness, adding that it would have amounted to a miscarriage of justice if the appellate court had upheld the decision of the tribunal.
Mr Ogah said the decision by the Court of Appeal marks a significant turn of events in the political landscape of Abia State.
Mr Ogah, who reclaimed his seat as the elected representative for the constituency, commended his party and supporters for their unwavering commitment and loyalty, adding that he can now focus on providing the dividends of democracy to his people.