BREAKING: Lagos Appeal Court sacks top senate leader (PHOTO)

Lagos Appeal Court has sacked top senate leader.


Naijaonpoint Nigeria reports that in a turn of events on Saturday, the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos sacked Minority Whip Senator Darlington Nwokocha.


Nwokocha, this Nigeria news platform learned, represents Abia Central in the red chamber of the National Assembly on the platform of the Labour Party (LP),


Minority Whip Senator Darlington NwokochaMinority Whip Senator Darlington Nwokocha
Minority Whip Senator Darlington Nwokocha


Appeal Court declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Col Austin Akobundu (retd), as the duly elected senator in the February 25 polls.


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The court, in its ruling, upturned the ruling of the National Assembly election petition tribunal, which earlier upheld Nwokocha’s victory.


Also, the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has dismissed the appeal brought by Anthony Agbazuere, a candidate of PDP, against LP’s House of Representatives member, Ginger Onwusibe.


The court upheld Onwusibe’s victory in the February 25 National Assembly poll and also agreed with the ruling of the tribunal, which had said that Agbazuere’s case lacked merit.


It, therefore, affirmed Onwusibe’s victory as the duly elected member for the Isiala Ngwa North/Isiala Ngwa South federal constituency.