Appeal Court Sacks Another Enugu LP Reps Member



Chijioke Okereke of the Labour Party has been sacked as the member representing Aninri/Awgu/Oji-River Federal Constituency.


He was sacked on Monday by the Court of Appeal.


The Court dismissed Okereke’s appeal against an earlier sack by the Enugu State National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal.


In a judgement delivered on Monday, the Court ruled that the appeal against the tribunal ruling that Anayo Onwuegbu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is the rightful winner of the election, lacks merit.


Recall that the tribunal had sacked Okereke, affirming Onwuegbu as the duly elected candidate of the February 25 poll.


Onwuegbu had approached the tribunal challenging the declaration of Okereke on the grounds that he was a stranger to the election as his name was not on the result sheet as the candidate of the Labour Party.