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Appeal Court Sacks PDP Senator Sekibo, Reinstates APC Candidate Uchendu

The Court of Appeal Sitting in Abuja has sacked Senator George Sekibo,the Senator Representing Rivers East Senatorial District on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).

The Appeal Court Panel also declared Hon Andrew Uchendu of the All Progressive Congress(APC) as the rightful winner of the 2016 National Assembly Rerun for Rivers East Senatorial District.

The Court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue a Fresh Certificate of Return to Senator Andrew Uchendu.

In a summary of the ruling, the panel told the court that the appeal of Thompson George Sekibo is grossly lacking in merit and his case was dismissed. The panel also upheld the ruling of the tribunal.