The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday sacked President Muhammadu Buhari’s Ministerial nominee, Emeka Nwajiuba and declared Chike Okafor as the winner of the House of Representatives seat for Ehime Mbano /Obowo/Ihitte Uboma Federal Constituency of Imo State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared Honourable Okafor of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner and issued him with Certificate of Return, for Ehime Mbano/Obowo/Ihitte Uboma Federal Constituency but the Federal Capital Territory High Court nullified the result of the election and gave it to Honourable Nwajiuba of the Accord Party.
Emeka Nwajiuba, is among the 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Buhari nominated him to represent Imo State in the 43 names he sent to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan.
Nwajiuba, a former member of the All Progressives Congress, had defected to AP after a running battle with the former governor of his state, Mr Rochas Okorocha.
The lawmaker, a foundation member of the APC, served in the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003, and was said to be the secretary of the Constitution Drafting Committee which produced the document that gave birth to APC.