NIGERIA-The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has sacked the Senator-elect representing Delta North Senatorial District, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.
Justice Ahmed Mohammed in a Judgment delivered held that Nwaoboshi who is a serving senator was not the winner of the October 2, 2018 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) primary held to select a candidate for the 2019 general election.
Justice Mohammed subsequently ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to publish the name of Ned Nwoko as the candidate of the PDP, having established the fact before the court that Nwoko scored a majority of the lawful votes at the primary election.
The court also ordered Senator Nwaoboshi from parading himself as the candidate of the PDP for the senatorial zone. Nwoko through his counsel Ahmed Raji,] had dragged INEC, PDP, and the sacked senator before the court praying for an order to stop INEC from publishing or further publishing the name of Senator Nwaoboshi as the candidate for Delta North Senatorial District.
Nwoko also asked for another order compelling the PDP to forward his name to INEC as the authentic candidate of the party for the senatorial district in the 2019 general election. The plaintiff predicated his suit on seven grounds which was supported by a 20 paragraph affidavit evidence and five exhibits, claimed that he was screened and cleared for the Delta North Senatorial District by the PDP Electoral Committee.semiro