A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in the Bwari area of Abuja has reaffirmed the sack of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party (YPP). Senator Ubah was representing Anambra South District in the Senate.
In a ruling on Thursday, Justice Bello Kawu refused to reverse the judgement of the court delivered in December which removed Uba as a member of the Senate.
He ordered that Mr Obinna Uzoh of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had challenged Ubah’s victory in the February 23 poll, be recognised as the winner of the election.
Justice Bello Kawu also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Uzoh as the senator-elect in the district.
Obinna Uzoh had alleged that Ifeanyi Ubah presented a forged National Examination Council (NECO) secondary school certificate to INEC, which enabled him to contest the Anambra South senatorial election.
He also alleged that the YPP 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.