A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Makurdi - Christian Abah, whose election into the Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives was voided on Wednesday by a Federal High Court in Abuja is fighting back, reports New Telegraph.
He has applied to the Court of Appeal to set aside the judgment.
A notice of appeal filed by his lawyer, Sunday Ameh (SAN) said the judgment of the high court was a nullity because it was delivered without jurisdiction.
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Abah said the trial judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, though aware that an appeal on the suit was pending before the Supreme Court but still went ahead to determine the suit.
Justice Ademola had on Wednesday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to nullify the certificate of return issued to Aba as he held that the allegation of certificate forgery levelled against him, by the plaintiff, Hassan Saleh, was proved.
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