Appeal court sacks 2 lawmakers in Imo, orders fresh elections in 90 days

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Appeal court sacks 2 lawmakers in Imo, orders fresh elections in 90 days

An Appeal Court sitting in Owerri on Saturday sacked Obinna Onwubuariri, the member representing Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe Federal constituency of Imo in the House of representatives.

The Chairman of the Panel, Justice R.N Pemu, who read the judgment, said that the election that brought Onwubuariri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to power in Feb. 23 was not in tandem with the electoral act of 2010, as amended.

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The appellate court said the lower court was right to have ordered a fresh election in the federal constituency.

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