Hon. Solomon Onah Emerges Victorious As Appeal Court Upheld The Sack Of Hon. Obinna Ijere
By Evelyn Ekwo in Obollo Afor.
The highly-anticipated verdict of the March 18 State House of Assembly election for Udenu Constituency has been delivered. The Court of Appeal, situated in the bustling city of Lagos, unveiled its ruling today following an appeal made by Hon. Obinna Ijere, a respected member of the Labour Party. Hon. Ijere had challenged the ruling of the state election petition tribunal, which had previously declared Hon. Solomon Izuchukwu Onah as the rightful winner of the election. The court concurred with the tribunal’s decision and deemed Hon. Onah as the legitimate victor, further calling for the issuance of the certificate of return in his favor.
This momentous ruling emanated from the petition filed by Honorable Onah, who, fittingly representing the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), contested the eligibility of Hon. Ijere to participate in the election. The court, in its wisdom, scrutinized the grounds presented by Hon. Onah, meticulously investigating the eligibility of Hon. Ijere to ascertain his entitlement to the position.
Hon. Solomon Onah, more fondly called Jack Solo, a figure well-known for his dedication to public service and commitment to the people of Udenu Constituency, can now celebrate this significant victory, not only for himself but for the Constituents who entrusted their hopes and aspirations in his capable hands. As a member of the esteemed House of Assembly, Hon. Onah possesses a wealth of experience and a strong track record of effectively representing the voices and concerns of the people. In his acceptance speech immediately after the judgement, he reiterated his determination to deliver on his campaign manifesto to the letter
The ruling by the Court of Appeal not only demonstrates the steadfastness and impartiality of the Nigerian judicial system but also upholds the principles of electoral transparency and fairness. It reaffirms the trust that the citizens have placed in the judiciary to protect their democratic rights and ensure the legitimacy of electoral outcomes in our beloved country.
In light of this landmark ruling, it is imperative that all stakeholders, irrespective of their political affiliations, come together to support and collaborate with Jack Solo. It is only through such unity that the people of Udenu Constituency can benefit from effective representation and witness the much-needed progress and development that they rightfully deserve.
The streets of Obollo and Orba are agog with supporters singing solidarity songs, congratulating him on his triumph, as they ardently anticipate the positive impact he will undoubtedly make in the State House of Assembly. Let this victory serve as an inspiration to all aspiring leaders, urging them to adhere to the tenets of fairness, integrity, and honorable conduct in their quest for electoral triumph.