A Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has sacked Senate Minority Whip Senator Darlington Nwokocha.
The Appeal Court which sacked the Labour Party lawmaker who represented Abia Central in the senate, declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Col Austin Akobundu (retd), as the duly elected senator in the February 25 polls.
The appellate court upturned the ruling of the National Assembly election petition tribunal that upheld Nwokocha’s victory earlier, and also 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 stated that Agbazuere’s case lacked merit. It affirmed Onwusibe’s victory as the duly elected member for the Isiala Ngwa North/Isiala Ngwa South federal constituency.