A Federal Supreme Court docket in Abuja, presided over by Choose Inyang Eku on Friday, nullified the candidacy of Mr. Chukuma Francis Ibizim as a candidate for the All Progressive Convention (APC) within the by-elections for the Senate in North Imo.
Justice Ekwo, in a ruling issued in the present day, disqualified Ibezim from contesting the election on the grounds that he made false statements in his affidavit and paperwork he had submitted to the INEC and APC.
He indicated that Ibezim offered solid and unauthorized copies of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) certification. The Nationwide Elections Fee to delete the identify Ibezim from the listing of candidates for the by-elections. D by Asomugha Tony Elebeke, with Ibezim, APC and INEC because the accused.
DAILY POST stories that in September the Nigerian Human Rights Writers Affiliation (HURIWA) raised concern about APC's alleged incapacity to offer his faculty certificates.
The rights group stated in a press release issued by its nationwide coordinator, Emmanuel Onobico, that the state of affairs was capable of deprive the area of its illustration within the Senate.
Onwubiko, who challenged the APC candidate to take out his academic levels in any respect. He stated his affiliation didn’t care who would win the upcoming by-elections for the Senate for IMO.
In the meantime, retired Deputy Air Marshal Ahmed Mwazo, Appearing Chair of the Impartial Nationwide Elections Fee (INEC), stated in November that the fee was prepared to carry the by-elections for the Northern Imo Council scheduled for December 5.