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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Fear of being Sacked: Andy Uba, Stella Oduah, others Head to High Court


The Senators representing Anambra South And Anambra North Senatorial districts respectively, Andy Ubah and Princess Stella Oduah, as well as the House of Representatives members in the fear of being affected by last week's Supreme Judgment, have approached the Federal High Court Abuja seeking a stay of action on the withdrawal of their certificates of return.

In the Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/73/2016 filed on 01st of February 2016 and obtained by online platforms, the Applicants/Plaintiffs are praying the court to:
1.    Prevent INEC from withdrawing their certificates of return

2.    Prevent INEC from issuing certificates of return to anyone else

3.    Prevent the National Assembly from swearing in anyone to take over their seats.

Named as plaintiffs are:
1.    Senator Dr Andy Emmanuel Ubah

2.    Senator Stella Oduah

3.    Hon. Anayo Nnebe

4.    Hon. Eucharia Azodo

5.    Hon. Chris Azubogu

6.    Hon. Obinna Chidoka

7.    Hon. Linda Chuba Ikeazu

8.    Hon. Tony Nwoye Okechukwu

9.    Hon. Chukwuka C. Onyema

Joined in the suit as Respondents/Defendants are:
1.    Ejike Oguebego

2.    Hon. Chuks Okoye

3.    Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

4.    Independent National Electoral Commission

5.    Senator Bukola Saraki (Senate President)

6.    Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara (Speaker, House of Assembly), and

7.    Clerk of the National Assembly

The suit was filed by counsel to the applicants, Arthur Obi Okafor (SAN) and 3 other lawyers.


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