Breaking: Appeal Court Restores Umo Eno As Akwa Ibom PDP Guber Candidate, Fines Enyong N1m

The Court of Appeal Abuja has sacked a member of the House of Representatives Micheal Enyong as the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Akwa Ibom State.

The Court restored Mister Umo Eno whose nomination by the party was set aside by a Federal High Court in Abuja on January 20, 2023.

Delivering judgment on Tuesday, Justice Hamma Barka voided the judgment of the Federal High Court and set it aside on the ground that it was predicated on errors.

Justice Barka agreed with counsels to Umo Eno that the Federal High Court judgment was delivered in error and that the court was misled by the plaintiff in the matter to arrive at an Unjust conclusion.

The appellate court held that the issue of statutory delegates who voted at the primary election is an internal affair of the party and that the lower court ought not to have enquired into the issue.

Justice Barka also agreed that it’s only the National Working Committee of a political party that has the power to conduct primary elections for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for the general election.

The appellate court further held that since the lower court has no jurisdiction to inquire into the internal affairs of PDP, the Judge has no discretion in law to exercise in the matter.

Justice Barka thereafter upheld the appeal of the PDP and vacated all orders made by the Federal High Court judgment in favour of Michael Enyong.

The Court further ordered mister Michael Enyong, to pay N1m to the appellant as a cost of litigation.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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