The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, on Thursday nullified the judgment
of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory delivered on January
17, 2020, which ordered the removal of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah as lawmaker
representing Anambra South Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
The appellate court held that Ubah was duly elected by people of his
Delivering judgment in a motion on notice by Ubah where he raised
jurisdictional issues on the competence of unsigned court processes by
the respondents, Justice Stephen Adah leading a three-man panel said the
motion “had merit and the reliefs are fully granted”.
Ubah had argued through his lawyer, Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), that the
trial judge, Bello Kawu, assumed jurisdiction in the case when in fact
there were no valid processes before him to confer jurisdiction on him.
Ubah contested the election on the platform of Young Progressive Party.