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The Court Of Appeal sitting in Lagos state on Friday upheld the decision of the national assembly election petitions tribunal sacking Clement Uchenna Eleodimmuo representing the people of Nnewi North/Nnewi South/Ekwusigo Federal Constituency at the house of representatives.

Daily Gazette correspondent who was in Court reports that the three man honourable justices in a unanimous judgment ordered for supplementary election in five political wards of Nnewi North LGA.


The Independent National Electoral, INEC, had in the late hours of Monday, February 27 declared Uchenna Clement Eleodimmuo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, winner of the keenly contested House of Reps election.

Returning Officer for that election, Dr. Ikenna Odife said Eleodimmuo garnerd a total of 24,997 votes to defeat his closest rival, Uzokwe Peter of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), who got 24,937 votes.

Daily Gazette recall that Ayeogu Fredrick of the Labour Party (LP) secured 17,796 votes while the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Nonso Okafor Smart, got 2,236 votes.

Dissatisfied with the outcome, candidate of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, went to court challenging the declaration and return made by INEC.

The tribunal had in her judgment, nullified Eleodimmuo’s victory and ordered a rerun in the affected polling units.

But Eleodimmuo approached the Court Of Appeal and prayed the appalate court to set aside the judgment of the lower court.

Delivering her judgment, the three man panel upheld the decision of the lower court, voided the return made by INEC and declared rerun in 5 political wards of Nnewi North local government area.

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