The election of Hon. Denis Agbo, member representing Udenu/Igboeze-North federal constituency in Enugu State, has been declared null and void by the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos.
A new election must be held within three months, according to the court.
The tribunal ruled on Friday via Skype that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Hon. Dr. Oby Ajih’s appeal was valid and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to hold a new election for all parties concerned.
Ajih had approached the appellate court challenging the ruling of the Tribunal that the election didn’t follow the right process as the logo of her party wasn’t in the form EC8A.
The appeal court in a judgement which lasted less than 30 minutes agreed that the appeal had merit and set aside the judgement of the tribunal.
They said that the non inclusion of the logo of the APC in the result sheet (form EC8A) isn’t in compliance with the electoral act.
It is however not clear the parties that will participate in the fresh election as the Court said they will make the details of the judgement available on a later date but it’s settled that the candidates of the Labour Party and APC will be on the ballot for the fresh poll.