Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) has on Friday, lodged an appeal challenging the judgement of an Abuja High Court that sacked him on Thursday as the lawmaker.
Ifeanyi Ubah, who is the senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, has filled a four-ground of appea before the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal. He alleged that he was denied fair hearing by the high court.
He also explained to the Court of Appeal that he was not served with the originating processes neither was he handed a hearing notice to the suit that led to his sack from the Senate.
Moreover, he argued that the Abuja High court lacks the jurisdiction to hear and determine a pre-election matter which originated from an election held in Anambra State, adding that it is beyond their territorial jurisdiction.
The appeal came just hours after Justice Bello Kawu of the Federal Capital Territory High court at Kubwa, had declined to set-aside his judgement that nullified Ubah’s election. The nullification was based on the complaint that the lawmaker allegedly used a forged National Examination Council (NECO) certificate to contest the senatorial election that held in Anambra South on February 23, 2019.
The court went ahead and affirmed the order it made on April 11 last year, which directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return they had issued to Ubah, and issue a fresh one to Dr Obinna Uzoh of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who came 2nd at the election.
The business tycoon, Ifeanyi Ubah, had approached the court to set-aside the judgement, but his case was totally sidelined and he was forced to take it up at a Court of Appeal.