Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP-Anambra South) has reacted to his sack by an FCT High Court for certificate forgery.
Naija News reports that Justice Bello Kawu in the Friday ruling dismissed Senator Ubah application to set aside an earlier order issued in a judgment delivered by the court on April 11, 2019.
Kawu, in an earlier judgment, had sacked the lawmaker representing Anambra South for allegedly submitting a forged National Examination Council (NECO) certificate, to contest the February 23, 2019, senatorial election.
He also asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Ubah and hand it over to Dr Obinna Uzoh of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who came second at the election.
Reacting in an interview with The Punch, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah said the FCT Court only refuse to vacate its earlier ruling, which had since been faulted on the grounds of jurisdiction.
According to the oil magnate, Justice Kawu ruled on an application to vacate an earlier judgement of the court on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction and asked the parties to proceed to the Appeal Court.
“The reports of my sacking from the Senate is not correct. I remain the substantive Senator representing Anambra South,” he said.