Appeal Court Nullifies Judgment Sacking Ifeanyi Ubah
The Court of Appeal has set aside an FCT High Court judgment sacking Senator Ifeanyi Ubah as the lawmaker representing Anambra South Senatorial district.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Stephen Adah, the court held that the FCT High Court acted outside its jurisdiction to entertain a matter that arose in Anambra state.
Justice Adah while awarding a cost of N250,000 against the first and second respondents in the appeal, insisted the lower court acted like an octopus and denied Senator Ubah the right to a fair hearing.
He added that the court further acted on an unsigned originating summons, which is also a nullity.
The embattled Senator Ifeanyi Ubah on January 18, filed a suit at the Court of Appeal to challenge the judgment which removed him as the lawmaker.
He disclosed this to Channels Television a day after a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in the Bwari area of Abuja reaffirmed his sack.
Ubah explained that appealing the judgement of the court was important because it lacked the jurisdiction to giving such ruling.
He stressed that neither him nor his party – the Young Progressives Party (YPP), was served the court notices when the case was brought before the court.
The embattled lawmaker said, “Even in the Electoral Act; anything after the announcement of an election (result) is a post-election which should go through the Tribunal, not FCT High Court.
“Even the FCT High Court has no territorial jurisdiction over this matter. The matter was a matter which took place in Anambra South senatorial district.”
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