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Court sacks Idu as House of Reps member

25 June 2015, 19:35

Lagos - A Federal High Court in Abuja ordered a Peoples Democratic Party member through a ruling, representing the Onitsha North/South Federal Constituency of Anambra State, to vacate his seat.

Also read: PDP condemns House fracas

The court ruling ordered Godwin Idu, who was a member of the House of Representatives was ordered to vacate his seat, additionally it also cancelled the certificate of return which the Independent National Electoral Commission earlier issued to Idu as the winner of the March elections for the seat as a member of the House of Reps.

The court was ruling on a judgement in a suit challenging the submission of Idu's name to INEC as the PDP's candidate for the election.

The court decided that the plaintiff in the suit, Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu should be sworn in place of Idu.

It was also decided that a fresh certificate of return should be awarded to the plaintiff.

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