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Nigerian Lawmaker Loses Seat As Supreme Court Orders Him To Refund All Salaries, Allowances Collected Featured News 

Nigerian Lawmaker Loses Seat As Supreme Court Orders Him To Refund All Salaries, Allowances Collected

The Supreme Court has removed Sopuluchukwu Ezeonwuka of the PDP from representing Orumba North/South of Anambra Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

 

Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun gave the order on Friday in a judgment in an appeal filed against Ezeonwuka’s election by a member of the party, Ben Nwankwo.

 

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr. Nwankwo’s name was wrongly substituted with the first respondent, Mr. Ezeonwuka, after he had obtained the nomination of the party to contest the National Assembly election.

 

Dissatisfied with the February 20, 2015 judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja and the decision of the Court Appeal to uphold it, Mr. Nwankwo approached the apex court.

 

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                                                                      Nigeria’s Supreme Court

 

NAN reports that the appellant had asked the court to decide whether the lower court had jurisdiction to deliver judgment dated June 26, 2015 without considering and determining pending motion on notice dated June 18, 2015.

 

The appellant had in that motion sought permission of the court to appeal against the judgment of the trial court as an interested party.

 

He also urged the court to decide whether the court below was entitled to determine who should be the sponsored candidate of the party.

 

(NAN)

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