The Court of Appeal in Enugu State on Friday, fixed October 28, to hear a suit against former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the petition was filed by Mrs Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the All Progressives Congress in the February 23 senatorial election for Enugu West District.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party, the winner of the contest. The State and National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Enugu had on September 9, 2019 while delivering judgment in a petition by Ibekaku-Nwagwu affirmed Ekweremadu’s victory. Ibekaku-Nwagwu approached the appellate court over alleged miscarriage of justice by the tribunal.
At the resumed hearing on Friday, counsel to the PDP, Mr A.A. Ani, SAN, told the panel that they had a preliminary objection to the appeal. Ani urged the panel to strike out the grounds and issues mentioned on certain pages of the appeal.