The lawmaker representing Anambra South in the senate has become a happy man with the latest decision of the Apex court.
The happiness of the lawmaker, Ifeanyi Ubah was determined as the Apex court-approved him as the senator representing Anambra South in the upper chamber of the national assembly.
According to a unanimous decision on Tuesday, a five-man panel of the apex court led by Sylvester Ngwuta dismissed the appeals brought by Chris Uba, 2019 senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Obinna Uzor, challenging the election of Ubah. The apex court held that FCT high court lacked territorial jurisdiction to determine a matter that arose from primary election conducted in Anambra state.
Ngwuta said the case ought to have been heard in Anambra where the cause of action emanated from and not the FCT. Bello Kawu, judge of a federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Kubwa, had voided Ubah’s election on January 17, 2020, on the grounds that he presented a forged National Examination Council (NECO) certificate to INEC.
However, Reacting to the judgment, Ubah said he can now focus on his official duties.
“I thank the Justices of the Supreme Court for standing for truth and justice. This has once again shown that our justices cannot be intimidated. It is time to settle down to deliver quality representation to my constituents,” he said.