By Tony Edike
The five-man panel of the Court of Appeal that nullified Senator Andy Uba’s election yesterday heard and decided the matter involving Anambra South Senatorial seat in about 24 hours.
The panel was constituted specifically to hear pending cases from controversial National Assembly elections held in Anambra State.
The members of the panel, according to Vanguard checks, were drawn from five different divisions of the appellate court with a mandate to handle the pending cases.
The panel was said to have arrived Enugu on Wednesday and sat throughout the day during which they heard about nine motions brought by various counsels in the matter.
As learnt, efforts by Uba”s counsels to get the panel to do a through job since none of the members had the history of the matter were reportedly rebuffed.
The matter was concluded late Wednesday evening with only the justices, lawyers and court clerks present.