The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has rejected the prayers brought by the Labour Party and its candidate, Darlington Nwokocha, asking it to reverse the judgement it delivered on the Abia Central senatorial election appeals, which sacked Nwokocha as the elected senator for Abia Central.
The court also ordered Nwokocha and his counsel to pay five million naira to Senator Austin Akobundu and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
In November, the appellate court removed LP’s Darlington Nwokocha as the senator representing the Abia Central district, replacing him with PDP’s Austin Akobundu as the duly elected senator for the Abia Central zone.
But Nwokocha and his party had asked the Appeal Court to review and reverse the ruling.
Reacting to the development on Friday, PDP’s Vice Chairman and acting Publicity Secretary in Abia State, Abraham Amah, said the dismissal of the review sought by the Labour Party and Darlington Nwokocha was another victory for PDP, Senator Austin Akobundu, the people of Abia Central, the judiciary, and the Nigerian democracy.
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