Okigwe South: Supreme Court Sacks Uwazurike

261012N_-Chudi-UwazurikeThisday: The Supreme Court Friday sacked Hon. Chudi Uwazurike, who has been occupying the House of Representatives seat for Okigwe South federal constituency of Imo state. The apex court dismissed Uwazurike’s appeal which challenged the decisions of the lower courts that Hon. Austine Nwachukwu was the validly nominated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the election. Justice Walter Onoghene who led five other Justices, dismissed Hon. Uwazurike’s appeal as lacking in merit and competence, describing the application as most frivolous which the court cannot entertain. Counsel to the respondent, Mr. Kelvin Nwufo, said justice has been finally served by the court when it affirmed the judgment of the lower courts which upheld the nomination of Hon. Austine Nwachukwu as the valid candidate nominated through the primary election but was wrongfully substituted by the PDP.

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  1. The court never sacked Uwazurike(point of correction)…stop the useless reports.The court only dismissed the case and asked the duo to go back to the Appeal Court in Owerri. Hon.Uwazurike is still on seat, and very active in his position @ the Green House Chambers of the National Assembly. Well, I really don’t know what Austine Nwachukwu is fighting for when facts are clear that he never contested the 2011 House of Reps Election. He stepped-down.


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