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Sack: Emordi asks court to interpret appeal verdict

By Emmanuel Aziken
Senator Joy Emordi is seeking legal interpretations to two seemingly contradictory judgments of the Court of Appeal, first upholding and then voiding her election.

The move by Senator Emordi follows last week’s court of appeal judgment voiding her election as Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District on the basis of claims that elections did not hold in some local government areas of the senatorial district.

The same court of appeal had earlier declared her winner and upheld the elections by which it validated her election last year.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu had on Thursday, last week invalidated the election of Senator Emordi and declared Hon. Alphonsus Igbeke of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, as the validly elected Senator.

The Court of Appeal in the first judgment in case No CA/E/P/EPT/73/2008 delivered 10 February 2009 affirmed the validity of the election, returning Senator Emordi as the duly-elected senator for the district. The same court in case No. CA/E/EPT/04/2009 in its judgment delivered last week, however, declared to the contrary.

Senator Emordi, Vanguard learnt has decided to seek legal interpretation to the seeming contradictory judgment.


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