The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of David Umahi as the Ebonyi South senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
Ann Agom-Eze had challenged Umahi’s emergence as the APC candidate for the senatorial district.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki had in August, recognise Agom-Eze as the senatorial candidate for the Zone, however, the Court of Appeal in its judgement today set aside the High Court’s decision and all its orders.
The Appellate Court also held that the High Court was wrong when it upheld Ann’s Counter-affidavit and failed to uphold the primary election of 9th June, 2022, whereat Governor Umahi was nominated as the APC Senatorial candidate, as the nomination was never challenged by anybody within 14 days as prescribed by section 285(9) of the 1999 Constitution.
The court in Abuja proceeded to grant all the reliefs sought by Governor Umahi and the APC in the trial court.