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BREAKING: Appeal court sacks Labour Party’s Nwokeocha, affirms PDP’s Akobundu Abia Central Senator


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The Court of Appeal has sacked Hon. Darlington Nwokocha of the Labour Party (LP) and affirmed the election of the former National Organizing Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Col. Austin Akobundu (Rtd), as the rightful winner of Abia Central Senatorial District of Abia State.

Col. Akobundu (Rtd) was declared winner by the appeal court after a marathon judgement on Saturday.

The Abia Central Senatorial District covers Ikwuano, Isiala Ngwa North, Isiala Ngwa South, Umuahia North, and Umuahia South local government areas.

The immediate past senator of the district was Theodore Orji (PDP), who was re-elected in 2019. In December 2020, however, Orji confirmed that he was planning on retiring in 2023.

Senator Austin Akobundu, Abia Central, and Senator Osita Ngwu, Enugu West, are currently the two Senators of the PDP extractions from the South East region at the National Assembly. Read more.


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