The Court of Appeal has declared Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi as senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Ebonyi South District.
This follows the Court’s rejection of a suit by Princess Ann Agom-Eze, who disputed the result of the June 30, 2022 primary election.
Agom-Eze was previously recognized as the candidate by a Federal High Court in Abakaliki back in August, a ruling that was overturned by the Appeal Court.
The Appellate Court ruled that the nomination of Governor Umahi as the APC senatorial candidate was never contested by anyone within the allotted 14-day period as required by section 285(9) of the 1999 Constitution, meaning that the High Court erred in upholding Ann’s Counter-affidavit and failing to uphold the primary election of June 9, 2022.
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The court in Abuja then went on to give each and every relief that Governor Umahi and the APC had requested in the trial court.