Court halts sack of Ifeanyi Ubah from Senate over certificate scam

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, issued an order halting the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from enforcing the judgements of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, which  ordered the sack of Ifeanyi Ubah from the senate over certificate scandal.

Justice Bello Kawu of the FCT High Court, Kubwa, on April 11, 2019, ordered Ubah, Senator representing Anambra South in the National Assembly to vacate his seat on a guilt judgment of certificate forgery. Justice Kawu had sustained reiterated the judgment on January 17, 2020, directing INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued Ifeanyi Ubah and give same to Obinna Uzoh of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his recognition as winner of the election in Anambra South senatorial district.

But Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, on Thursday, restrained INEC from issuing a Certificate of Return to Uzor.

The Judge posited that the Court of Appeal had already affirmed Ubah’s election on September 9, 2019, and October 29, 2019. He further declared that the Court of Appeal was the highest court on issues perta Ifeanyi Ubah

Ifeanyi  Ubah of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) has been battling to retain his seat in the Senate since the controversy over alleged forgery of NECO certificate he presented for the election.