Following the decision of the Federal Excessive Court docket 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 Social gathering.
The presentation of the certificates of return was achieved by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof James Apam on the INEC headquarters in Lokoja.
DAILY POST remembers that Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal Excessive Court docket, 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 celebration with the following 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 mentioned 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 celebration’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 celebration ( APC) failed to carry any main election.
In accordance with the plaintiff in his go well with, the organisers of the purported APC main election got here to the venue with a ready outcome and disadvantaged him and his brokers of entry.
He additionally claimed that the celebration didn’t 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.