2023: Supreme Court affirms ex-gov. Egwu as PDP senatorial candidate for Ebonyi North

The Supreme Court in Abuja dismissed a petition by Mr. Mbam Ojemba Chikodili Fidelis that contested Senator Sam Egwu’s victory in the PDP primary elections on May 29.

A three-time candidate for the Ebonyi North Senatorial District seat in the National Assembly, Egwu is a two-time former governor of Ebonyi State.

Remember that Senator Egwu, who received the most votes, defeated Ojemba, an aspirant, in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,’s most recent primary election in Ebonyi State, which was held at the People’s Club Abakaliki.

According to information obtained by DAILY POST, Ojemba had since filed a claim with the Federal High Court in Abakaliki, but the court dismissed it for lack of merit.

He quickly appealed the judgement at the Appeal Court Enugu where his demand for retrieving the mandate from Egwu equally met waterloo as the Appeal Court upheld the judgement of the lower court.

Ojemba, who was not satisfied with the verdict of the Appeal Court, again appealed the judgement at the Supreme Court and the case has also been quashed for lacking in merit.

In a unanimous judgement delivered by the five-man panel led by Justice Okoro, the court threw out the suit for lacking in merit and affirmed the candidature of Senator Sam Egwu in the 2023 general elections.

Reacting to the judgement, counsel to Senator Egwu and the PDP, Barr Mudiaga Erhenede described the appeal of Ojemba as useless and applauded the court for sticking to justice.

Meanwhile, all efforts to reach Ojemba or his leading counsel proved abortive at the time of filing this report.

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