By Onozure Dania
AWKA—Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has called on Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to quickly obey the Court of Appeal judgment so as to save Anambra Central senatorial district’s constituents the agony of non-representation at the Senate.
It will be recalled that Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had on Monday, ordered INEC to conduct a fresh election for Anambra Central senatorial district within 90 days.
Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh and INEC, had filed an appeal against the February 29, 2017, judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja, wherein the trial judge, Justice Anwuli Chikere, ordered the inclusion of former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi as Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for the court ordered re-run election.
It will be recalled the Anambra Central senatorial seat at the upper chamber of the National Assembly had been vacant for two years following the nullification of Senator Uche Ekwenife’s election.
Chief Willy Ezeugwu in a telephone chat, yesterday, said “Now that INEC has been given the green light to conduct the rerun election for Anambra Central senatorial zone, the electoral umpire must act fast to save the constituents the agony of non-representation at the Senate.”
The Court of Appeal Division in Enugu had in July 2015 voided Ekwenife’s election under the PDP platform for not being “the product of a valid primary and was therefore not duly and legitimately nominated.”
The Airport Manager, Mr. Orji Mgbemena pleaded with those who where embarassed by the exercise, noting that such cases usually take everybody by superise.
Mgbenmena said it helped the airport know if it was short or had exceeded it’s expectation, particularly as an international airport, adding that it was also for regulatory purpose.
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