Uduaghan Vs Okocha: Court Orders Retrial

Posted by By Ernest Omoarelojie /Benin on 2009/01/19 | Views: |

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Uduaghan Vs Okocha: Court Orders Retrial

A Court of Appeal sitting in Benin, this morning, ordered a retrial of the case between Action Congress gubernatorial candidate, Peter Okocha and the Delta state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.

A Court of Appeal sitting in Benin, this morning, ordered a retrial of the case between Action Congress gubernatorial candidate, Peter Okocha and the Delta state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.

The court said the appeal filed by Okocha was in order, adding that he was a duly nominated candidate of his party and that his omission by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong.

“The judgment passed by the lower court, that he has no locus standi, was not correct since he was nominated by his party as a candidate, but his name was omitted by INEC. “When the name was first sent to INEC as the party’s candidate, it was published, but later omitted from the electoral slip. So, that action did not disqualify him,” the court said.

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