December 2, 2022

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Enugu West: Onyema strikes to take over Ekweremadu’s seat


As Senator Ike Ekweremadu (PDP Enugu West) stays in jail custody in Britain over alleged organ harvesting, one Mr Ogechukwu Onyema who got here third within the senatorial major election for Enugu West, gained by Ekweremadu on  October 2, 2018, has moved to interchange him.

Onyema had already approached a Excessive Courtroom in Enugu, for a declarative judgement in his favour since Ekweremadu has been away for 3 stable months with no clear chance of getting over his ordeal earlier than the expiration of the life span of the ninth Senate in June 2023.

However Onyema’s transfer was punctured Thursday by one Mr. Isaac Okah, a retired Director from the Enugu state  Civil Service, who claimed to have emerged runners up within the 2018 Enugu West senatorial major election performed by the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP).

Mr Okah in a personally signed assertion stated opposite to Onyema’s declare within the affidavit deposed to , that he’s lifeless, he isn’t lifeless however very a lot  alive.

He lampooned Onyema for not been human in his need for energy by wishing him lifeless and Ekweremadu to not recover from his ordeal in far-off London .

He added that he questioned why as a lawyer, Onyema doesn’t know the method by which vacant seat within the Senate or every other parliament might be changed .

The assertion entitled “Ogechukwu Onyema lied”, learn “My consideration has been drawn to Swimsuit No. FHC/EN/CS/7/2022 filed by Sir Ogochukwu A.U.Onyema praying the Federal Excessive Courtroom Enugu to declare vacant the Enugu West Senatorial Seat at present occupied by Senator Ike Ekweremadu and to command and mandate the management of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) to pick, nominate, and ahead his title to the Nationwide Meeting as a alternative.

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“Sir O.A.U Onyema equally seeks the order of the courtroom commanding and mandating the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) and its Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to “withdraw or revoke, because the case could also be, the Certificates of Return earlier issued to the third defendant (Ekweremadu) and problem a recent Certificates of Return” to him as “the one out there runner-up” that may validly be nominated as Senator Ekweremadu’s alternative.

“It turns into crucial to state that I polled 84 votes on the October 2018 PDP major election for Enugu West Senatorial District to put second behind Distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who polled 690 votes to emerge winner, whereas O.A.U Onyema mustered 61 votes to put third.

“Nevertheless, to additional his case, O.A.U lied on oath by deposing to an affidavit that the first runner-up, being my humble self, is lifeless, therefore purportedly leaving him as the one out there runner up.

“I want to unequivocally make clear that I, Mr. Isaac Okah, a retired Director within the Federal Civil Service, am alive, effectively, and working my non-public enterprise.

“It’s a disgrace that bare and unbridled ambition has pushed O.A.U Onyema into the sacrilege of wishing his fellow man lifeless.”