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Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by odiks: 4:05am On Dec 24, 2015
Senator Uche Ekwunife, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the March 28, Anambra Central senatorial election may not be qualified to participate in the re-run election ordered by the Enugu Appeal panel which nullified her election.

From the full text of the certified true copy of the Appeal Court obtained in Enugu, yesterday, the appellate court held that the 11th respondent (Ekwunife) “was not the product of a valid primary and was therefore, not duly and legitimately nominated.

“That has disqualified her from contesting the election into the Anambra Central district.”

The court cited Supreme Court ruling on Wambai Vs Donatus (2014) that “a person cannot be qualified to be a candidate of a party except and unless he is nominated and sponsored by a political party.”

The court held that neither Ekwunife nor the PDP led evidence to prove that there was a primary and those who participated in such a primary where Ekwunife was elected.

Chairman of the appeal panel Justice A.D. Yahaya, who read the judgment said: “After an election, if a person wishes to challenge the result of the election on ground of nomination/pre- election matter, he can legally do so before a tribunal under Section 138 (1) (a) of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended and it is wrong to hold that an election tribunal does not have jurisdiction to hear and determine such a matter.”

“Nomination is part and parcel of qualification to stand for an election and since an election can be challenged on the grounds of lack of qualification, it follows that the appropriate forum to challenge it after the election is held is the Election Tribunal.”

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/a-court-bars-pdp-ekwunife-from-anambra-central-senatorial-re-run/

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by mrphysics(m): 4:14am On Dec 24, 2015
Wailers food dey dinning table. Another FTC. Dedicating it to God who sent unto us His only Son, Christ Jesus.

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by HerexG(m): 4:15am On Dec 24, 2015
Na their way, when one party done dey gain dominance for Naija, dem go use all they have got to disarm the other opposing party.


What ever happened to healthy competition in Naija

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by TedBaker(m): 4:26am On Dec 24, 2015
No more imposition of candidates

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by Demmocrats(m): 4:26am On Dec 24, 2015
PDP is synonymous with the word rigging.

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by Roseey0(f): 4:35am On Dec 24, 2015
Story for d gods
Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by IamPatriotic(m): 5:41am On Dec 24, 2015
I hope PDP will have the respite of fielding another candidate for the election?...Ngige, I'm sure Ngige won't risk resigning from the federal cabinet to contest in thethe re-run.

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by ORACLE1975(m): 6:32am On Dec 24, 2015
Why?
Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by Naijji: 6:36am On Dec 24, 2015
Make I hear say Ekwunife no contest again

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by Elnino4ladies: 7:33am On Dec 24, 2015
Sai umeh

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by efilefun(m): 7:48am On Dec 24, 2015
HerexG:
Na their way, when one party done dey gain dominance for Naija, dem go use all they have got to disarm the other opposing party.


What ever happened to healthy competition in Naija
was there ever healthy competition we all knew what happened when Obasanjo was in power, if Tinubu wasn't strong enough and determined do you think Lagos state would have been outta the claws of PDP Moreover the point raised in this case have got nothing to do with this administration, if you read the article properly you will see a case been cited as far back as 2014 when PMB was still cuddled up on his bed with Aisha hoping to be the presidential candidate of APC then.

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by bonechamberlain(m): 7:57am On Dec 24, 2015
umeh don win this one

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by porshuch: 8:13am On Dec 24, 2015
OPERATION SWEEP AWAY PDP OUT OF ANAMBRA! APGA HAS COME TO STAY. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by looseweight: 8:54am On Dec 24, 2015
PDP is going down

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by brunofarad(m): 8:55am On Dec 24, 2015
Feels like a good news

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by efilefun(m): 8:55am On Dec 24, 2015
Sooner or later PDP will only be seeing in secondary school social studies textbooks.

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by Ceenelly(m): 8:56am On Dec 24, 2015
Clearly the winner of that election was victor umeh but pdp alongside with ex gov peter obi and pdp produces about 4 candidate for an election. In which the four campaigned vigoriously made inec to declare pdp winner in that said election.

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by 20bc(m): 8:57am On Dec 24, 2015
I have nothing to say cool




















Wait




























Nope nothing, but continue cool

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by canalily(m): 8:58am On Dec 24, 2015
That is authomatic win for APC naa
Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by oluseyiforjesus(m): 8:58am On Dec 24, 2015
Go to supreme Court to buy more tym like Wike..........

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by tonysoul(m): 8:58am On Dec 24, 2015
“For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land” (Deuteronomy 15:11) .

let us join hands and help the poor this season
merry Christmas y'all

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by texazzpete(m): 8:58am On Dec 24, 2015
IamPatriotic:
I hope PDP will have the respite of fielding another candidate for the election?...Ngige, I'm sure Ngige won't risk resigning from the federal cabinet to contest in thethe re-run.

Are you for real? Why will Ngige resign from a role where he wields real power and national appeal to contest to be a mere senator?

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by FagsamPHP(m): 8:59am On Dec 24, 2015
k
Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by SaiBuharii: 8:59am On Dec 24, 2015
End of the road!

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by opalu: 8:59am On Dec 24, 2015
This is not a big news. Many APC legislators were barred in my state
Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by ElFenomeno1: 9:00am On Dec 24, 2015
HerexG:
Na their way, when one party done dey gain dominance for Naija, dem go use all they have got to disarm the other opposing party.


What ever happened to healthy competition in Naija

You just don't get it you thickum

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by Nogen: 9:00am On Dec 24, 2015
canalily:
That is authomatic win for APC naa

What makes you think so? APC can never win anything in Anambra. Yes, read my lips - NEVER!

APGA got this one.

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Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by sammyj: 9:02am On Dec 24, 2015
ok grin grin grin
Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by Fesomu(m): 9:02am On Dec 24, 2015
Awesome judge
Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by fortunechy(m): 9:03am On Dec 24, 2015
Umeh is wasting his time n resources.nwoke onye ogologo okpu
Re: Court Bars Ekwunife From Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run by samsard(m): 9:03am On Dec 24, 2015
shocked Automatic win for APGA.

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