Court Sacks Valentine Ayika as House Member
The Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu has sacked Valentine Ayika of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), as member representing Njikoka, Dunukofia and Anaocha Federal Constituency in the National Assembly.
INEC had announced Ayika winner of the election earlier this year and the election petition tribunal which sat in Awka had also affirmed the election in September.
But in a judgement today, the Court of Appeal ordered the INEC to issue Dozie Nwankwo of APGA Certificate of Return as winner of the election.
In another judgement, the Appellate Court dismissed an Appeal filed by Chief Victor Umeh and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), seeking to set aside the judgment of the Tribunal which earlier affirmed Senator Uche Ekwunife's election.
Senator Ekwunife, who is of the PDP, had won the Anambra Central Senatorial election and had gone ahead to win at the Tribunal.