The Supreme has affirmed the election of Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah of Young Peoples Party (YPP) as the duly elected senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District at the national assembly
The apex court dismissed the appeal by Dr Obinna Uzo and that of Chris Ubah against Senator Ifeanyi Uba
The duo had approached the Supreme court after they lost at the Appeal court Abuja. This therefore brings to an end the legal brinkmanship and tussle that have characterized Ubah election.
It would be recalled that a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory had on April 11, 2019, sacked Ubah from the senate and ordered INEC to withdraw the certificate of return it issued to him and issue a fresh one to Dr. Obinna Uzoh of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who came 2nd at the election.
Subsequently, Sen Ubah approached the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, on Thursday Mar 19, 2020 seeking to set aside the judgment of the lower court which was granted by the Court of Appeal on grounds that the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory lacked the territorial jurisdiction to entertain the matter in the first place.