Following the decision of the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja which sacked the lawmaker representing Ibaji Constituency within the Kogi State Home of Meeting, Atule Egbunu, the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, (INEC) on Monday, formally introduced the Certificates of Return to Hon. Daniel Enefola Ojata of the Peoples Democratic Celebration.
The presentation of the certificates of return was carried out by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof James Apam on the INEC headquarters in Lokoja.
DAILY POST recollects that Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal Excessive Courtroom, Abuja, on Friday, twenty ninth January, 2021 ordered the elimination of Mr Egbunu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) member, and directed that he get replaced with the candidate of the get together with the subsequent highest votes within the December 5, 2020 by-election within the constituency.
Daniel Enefola polled 4, 565 votes within the December 5, 2020 by-election coming second behind Mr Egbunu of the APC who polled 8,515 votes within the stated by-election.
His elimination because the lawmaker representing Ibaji was sequel to a go well with filed by a member of the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC) within the State, Mr Joseph Enemona.
The plaintiff ( Enemona) challenged the nomination of the sacked lawmaker, Mr Egbunu, because the get together’s candidate for the by-election after the demise of a two time lawmaker within the constituency, Hon. John Abbah.
The plaintiff who had sought to contest for the APC ticket with Mr Egbunu and 5 others, alleged in his go well with that the get together ( APC) failed to carry any major election.
In response to the plaintiff in his go well with, the organisers of the purported APC major election got here to the venue with a ready outcome and disadvantaged him and his brokers of entry.
He additionally claimed that the get together did not file to the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) the 21-day discover for the first election as stipulated beneath part 85(1) of the Electoral Act.