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Senator Darlington Nwokocha who was the Senate Minority Whip has been kicked out from the Red Chambers by the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos.
The Eastern Updates reports that Nwokocha, who represents Abia Central in the red chamber of the National Assembly on the platform of the Labour Party (LP), was sacked by the Appeal Court on Saturday, while declaring that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Col Austin Akobundu (retd), as the duly elected senator in the 25th of February polls.
In its ruling, the court 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.
Meanwhile, the Abia chapter of PDP, led by Allwell Asiforo, has congratulated its candidate, Akobundu, on his victory in the Senate appeal case, thanking the judiciary for taking a sound decision.
The Eastern Updates reports that Akobundu, who is Ikwuano LGA of Abia, was a former Minister of State for Defence and a former member of the National Working Committee of the PDP.