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Imo North: Appeal Court Affirms Disqualification of APC Candidate Frank Ibezim

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the disqualification of Chukwuma Frank Ibezim as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last by-election in Imo North Senatorial District of Imo State.

A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal, in a unanimous judgment on Saturday, upheld the December 4, 2020 judgment by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, in the suit filed by Asomugha Tony Eleneke, disqualifying Ibezim for making a false claim about his age and educational credentials in the documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Justice Stephen Adah, who read the judgment, said the finding of the trial court was unassailable to warrant any interference by the Court of Appeal.

He proceeded to dismiss the appeal by Ibezim, affirmed the judgment of the Federal High Court, and declined to award cost.

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