The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Kubwa, Abuja, has reaffirmed its earlier order sacking Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) as the senator representing Anambra South.
KanyiDaily recalls that that the court had sacked Senator Ifeanyi Ubah on April 11, 2019, for allegedly submitting a forged National Examination Council (NECO) certificate to contest the February 23, 2019 senatorial election.
After sacking him, Justice Bello Kawu ordered INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Ifeanyi Ubah and to issue a fresh certificate to Obinna Uzoh, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the senator elect of the district.
But Ifeanyi Ubah filed an application before the court praying for an order to set aside the judgment on the grounds that he was not given a fair hearing.
He said he was neither served with the court process nor hearing notice in the suit, before the court delivered the judgment against him.
On December 4, Justice Kawu granted an order of stay of execution restraining the Senate President from swearing in Uzoh, pending the hearing and determination of Ubah’s application.
The judge also ordered all parties to the suit including the INEC to maintain status quo in the meantime.
But ruling on Friday, January 17, 2020, Justice Bello Kawu dismissed Ifeanyi Uba’s application for lacking in merit.