APC gains extra seat as appeal court sacks Rivers senator, Sekibo


The Court of Appeal in Abuja has sacked George Thompson Sekibo, the senator representing Rivers East Senatorial Zone under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The appellate court dismissed an appeal filed by Sekibo challenging the judgment of the Rivers State National Election Tribunal which removed him as the senator representing Rivers East.

The three-man panel headed by Justice Adamu Jauro also declared Andrew Uchendu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the December 2016 legislative election.

The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately  issue Uchendu a certificate of return.

Chikezie can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @KezieOmeje

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