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Court Of Appeal: Victory For Emeka Martins Chinedu! by AsabaPropertyAg(m): 7:01pm On Nov 04, 2023
*VICTORY FOR EMEKA MARTINS CHINEDU!*

*COURT OF APPEAL UPHOLDS ELECTION WIN!*

*By Frank Nwaete*

*The COURT OF APPEAL SITTING IN LAGOS, this Saturday NOVEMBER 4th, 2023 evening, DISMISSED IN ITS ENTIRETY, APPEALS* *BROUGHT BEFORE IT BY CANDIDATE'S OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC) HON RAPHAEL NNANNA IGBOKWE AND* *LABOUR PARTY AMB IFEANYI DARLINGTON AMAECHI, FOR LACKING IN MERIT!*

*The COURT OF APPEAL in it's Wisdom Upheld the Judgement of the NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION PETITIONS TRIBUNAL* ( *NAEPT) Which AFFIRMED THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC) DECLARATION OF RT HON* *EMEKA MARTINS CHINEDU (NWACHINEMERE), as WINNER OF THE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2023 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY* *ELECTION FOR AHIAZU/EZINIHITTE MBAISE FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY!*

*CONGRATULATIONS RT HON EMEKA MARTINS CHINEDU (NWACHINEMERE IGBOLAND)!*

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Re: Court Of Appeal: Victory For Emeka Martins Chinedu! by AsabaPropertyAg(m): 9:37pm On Nov 04, 2023
HOUSE OF REPS SEAT: APPEAL COURT AFFIRMS THE JUDGEMENT OF THE LOWER COURT, UPHOLDS THE VICTORY OF HON. EMEKA MARTINS CHINEDU OF THE PDP

The Imo State Election Petitions Appeal Court in Lagos, Nigeria has unanimously declared Hon. Emeka Martins Chinedu of the PDP to be the authentic candidate of the party, and the undisputed winner of the 2023 Ahiazu Mbaise/ Ezinihitte Federal Constituency election.

In their judgement, the Appeal Court Justices agreed with the findings of the lower court. They also determined that the appeal had no merit and upheld the verdict. This meant that the hopes of a serial House of Representatives contestant, Hon. Nnanna Igbokwe, and those of his ally, the Labour Party candidate, Darlington Amaechi who had hoped to deceptively gain a seat in the House of Representatives, were dashed. The latter had tried to capitalise on the popularity of Peter Obi, whose frenzy and acceptance was high in the South East at the time. However, that effort, is by this judgement, stamped null and void.

It should be recollected that on the 7th of September 2023, the Akpovi-led panel in unanimity, declared Hon. Hon. Emeka Chinedu the rightful winner of the election. The panel also determined that other parties lacked the authority or locus standi to interfere in the internal affairs of their opposing party. The matter had been considered by the High Court, Appeal Court, and Supreme Court respectively, with Hon. Emeka Chinedu emerging victorious at all times, and Igbokwe being deemed an unwelcome interloper who was attempting to interfere in the internal affairs of the PDP.

Interestingly, Hon. Nnanna Igbokwe now holds the record of being the undisputed heavy-weight petitioner who had taken Hon. Emeka Chinedu to court ten good times and had been defeated each time. It seems he is unwilling to accept the results of the election again.


Nnamdi Ukasanya is the SA Media and Publicity to Hon. Emeka Martins Chinedu(MHR)
Re: Court Of Appeal: Victory For Emeka Martins Chinedu! by AsabaPropertyAg(m): 6:45am On Nov 06, 2023
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Re: Court Of Appeal: Victory For Emeka Martins Chinedu! by AsabaPropertyAg(m): 8:34am On Nov 07, 2023
Reps Seat: Appeal Court Declares Venue Of Imo PDP Primaries Valid, Affirms Emeka Chinedu’s Election

Written by Okugbenga Soleye,

Lagos 2 days ago Reading Time: 2 mins read.


The Imo State Election Petitions Appeal Court 2 sitting in Lagos, on Saturday, declared Hon. Emeka Martins Chinedu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the authentic candidate of the party, and winner of House of Representatives seat election for Ahiazu Mbaise/ Ezinihitte Federal Constituency election of Imo State.

In their ruling, the Appeal Court Justices led by Justice Georgewill agreed with the findings of the Election Petitions Tribunal and struck out the appeals by Hon. Nnanna Igbokwe of the All Progressive Congress (APC), and Labour Party (LP) candidate, Darlington Amaechi, as lacking in merit and law as the issues canvassed were not proved.

This judgement delivered by Court 2 of the Appeal Panel sitting in Lagos have again resolved once and for all the issue of venue of PDP primaries, a purely pre-election matter, which the Appeal Court lacks jurisdiction to entertain and which is the basis upon which the APC and Labour Party challenged the election of Hon. Chinedu Emeka.



Recall that on September 7, 2023, the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal for Imo State, which sat in Nasarawa State, declared Hon. Hon. Chinedu the rightful winner of the election for Ahiazu /Ezinifitte Mbaise federal constituency seat and also determined that other political parties lacked the authority or locus standi to interfere in the internal affairs of their opposing political party and that the issues of venue of primary election were purely pre-election matters, which the Tribunal lacks the powers and jurisdiction to dabble into. The arguments of citing another judgement delivered on PDP primaries by the Supreme Court had no connection or relationship with the eligibility of the respondents as the same Supreme Court had earlier affirmed the issue of the primary election of Chinedu Emeka and no other judgement can be imported to affect the legitimacy of his emergence in addition to the fact that the issues were pre-election issues which the Tribunal lacks jurisdiction to entertain.

The same issue of venue of PDP primaries in Imo State had been considered by the High Court, Appeal Court, and Supreme Court respectively, with Hon. Emeka Chinedu emerging victorious at all times, and Igbokwe of APC being deemed an unwelcome interloper who was attempting to interfere in the internal affairs of the PDP.



Also, recall that Hon. Chinedu Emeka and Hon. Ikeagwuonu Onyinye Ugochinyere (Ikenga) representing Ideato North and South Federal Constituency of Imo State participated in the PDP primary elections at same venue and before the February 25 elections, the Federal High Court, Appeal Court and Supreme Court also in unanimous judgements affirmed Ugochinyere’s emergence as a duly elected PDP candidate and declared him eligibile to contest the House of Representatives election, hence making any challenge against his emergence on the issue of pre-election venue of primary election baseless.

Consequently, the latest Appeal Court decision has once again laid the issues to rest as done by many Courts, including the Supreme Court.

Reacting to the verdict, the Center for Judicial Integrity Watch hailed the Appeal Court judgement affirming Chinedu Emeka’s election as victory for democracy as the issue of venue of PDP primaries and sponsorship are clear issues the Appeal Court and even Supreme Court have declared that the Tribunal lacks jurisdiction to entertain.

The Center, however, expressed the shocking decision of the same Appeal Panel to refuse to uphold the other election of another lawmaker, Hon. Jonas Okeke, whose primary election held at the same venue with Chinedu Emeka and advised that the Court should avoid creating the impression of ‘pick and chose’ on clear issues of law with abundant judicial precedent and constitutional provision.

Consequently, the latest Appeal Court decision has once again laid the issues to rest as done by many Courts, including the Supreme Court.

Reacting to the verdict, the Center for Judicial Integrity Watch hailed the Appeal Court judgement affirming Chinedu Emeka’s election as victory for democracy as the issue of venue of PDP primaries and sponsorship are clear issues the Appeal Court and even Supreme Court have declared that the Tribunal lacks jurisdiction to entertain.

The Center, however, expressed the shocking decision of the same Appeal Panel to refuse to uphold the other election of another lawmaker, Hon. Jonas Okeke, whose primary election held at the same venue with Chinedu Emeka and advised that the Court should avoid creating the impression of ‘pick and chose’ on clear issues of law with abundant judicial precedent and constitutional provision.

https://leadership.ng/reps-seat-appeal-court-declares-venue-of-imo-pdp-primaries-valid-affirms-emeka-chinedus-election/

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