On Monday, Stainless Nwodo’s election to represent the Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani federal seat of Enugu State in the House of Representatives was overturned by the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos.

Rt. Hon. Martins Oke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was deemed the victor in the February election by the court of appeals.

The election of the LP candidate was confirmed on September 8 by the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, which met in Enugu.

Oke, the PDP candidate, and Samuel Ekwueme, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, both contested Nwodo’s victory in court.

Because of certificate fraud and voting irregularities, the two petitioned the tribunal to remove the LP candidate from office. However, the court dismissed their applications.

However, the PDP and APC candidate took Nwodo to the appellate court, arguing that he did not meet the eligibility requirements to be a candidate.

The appellate court ruled Monday via Zoom that the Labour Party candidate was ineligible to run for office, hence the appeal was successful.

The judges have promised further information about their decision at a later date.

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