Court orders INEC to restore Igariwey as PDP candidate

Court orders INEC to restore Igariwey as PDP candidate

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, on Tuesday, ordered Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to restore and retain the name of Hon. Igariwey Iduma the member representing Afikpo North/South federal constituency as candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in this year’s general election.

The Court made the order in its judgment delivered in a suit filed by Igriwey through his counsel, Nnaemeka Victor Nwonu challenging the powers of INEC to delist his name from the INEC portal for 2023 for no reason.

Justice Riman Fatun who delivered the judgement, ordered INEC to immediately restore the lawmaker’s name to its portal.

The court had dismissed the application for a joinder brought by the APC candidate for the constituency, Eni Iduma Chima with a cost of N200,000.00 for being frivolous and lacking in merit.

Igariwey’s name was omitted by INEC last two weeks and replaced with Irem Ibom who did not participate in the PDP primaries that produced Igariwey who is seeking 3rd tenure in the House of Representatives.

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