In Abuja Court nullifies PDP Reps member's election

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Godwin Emeka Idu

(Naija Gist)

The plaintiff, Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu, had challenged the submission of Idu’s name to the INEC as the candidate of the PDP for the election.

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An Abuja Federal High Court has nullified the candidacy of a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) member of the House of Representatives, Godwin Idu, who is representing Onitsha North/South Federal Constituency of Anambra State.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola ordered Idu to vacate his seat on Thursday, June 25, and cancelled the certificate of return which the Independent National Electoral Commission earlier issued to him as the winner of the March 28, 2015 election.

The plaintiff, Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu, had challenged the submission of Idu’s name to the INEC as the candidate of the PDP for the election.

He filed the suit before the March 28, 2015 election, on March 18, 2015, to challenge the substitution of her name earlier submitted to INEC as the winner of the PDP’s primary, with that of Idu.

The court however ordered that Chuba-Ikpeazu be sworn in as the legitimate occupant of the position and, the judge directed INEC to issue a fresh certificate of return to Chuba-Ikpeazu, and ordered the House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara  and the National Assembly clerk.