Appeal Court Dismisses LP’s Petition, Affirms Hon. Iheonunekwu Collins(Ochake) as Winner of Isialangwa North State Constituency Election | #NwokeukwuMascot


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In a landmark ruling, the Appeal Court has dismissed the petition filed by Innocent Uruakpa of the Labour Party, upholding the election victory of Hon. Iheonunekwu Collins (Ochake) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Isialangwa North State Constituency. The court’s decision brings an end to a lengthy legal battle and solidifies Hon. Iheonunekwu Collins’ position as the rightful winner.

The Isialangwa North State Constituency election, held on March 11, 2023, saw Hon. Iheonunekwu Collins secure the trust and support of the majority of voters. However, his victory was challenged by Innocent Uruakpa, who alleged irregularities and electoral malpractices during the election process.

After careful examination and legal proceedings, the Appeal Court has now ruled in favor of Hon. Iheonunekwu Collins, dismissing all claims made by Innocent Uruakpa. The court’s decision affirms the legitimacy of the election and upholds the will of the people.

Supporters of Hon. Iheonunekwu Collins and the PDP have expressed relief and satisfaction, viewing the court’s decision as a validation of the democratic process. They believe that the ruling upholds the principles of fairness and justice, ensuring that the rightful winner assumes office.

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However, Innocent Uruakpa and his supporters have voiced disappointment and frustration at the court’s decision. Despite their hopes for a different outcome, they have acknowledged the ruling and called for unity and acceptance of the verdict.

Hon. Iheonunekwu Collins, in response to the court’s decision, expressed gratitude to the judiciary for their impartiality and commitment to upholding the rule of law. He reiterated his dedication to serving the people of Isialangwa North State Constituency and promised to work tirelessly towards their welfare and development.

The PDP has commended the court’s judgment, describing it as a victory for democracy and a testament to the party’s adherence to due process. They have called on their members and supporters to remain steadfast and continue working towards the progress of the constituency.

This ruling by the Appeal Court not only settles the dispute over the Isialangwa North State Constituency election but also sets a precedent for future electoral cases. It emphasizes the importance of evidence-based claims and the need for substantial proof to overturn election results. The decision further strengthens confidence in the Nigerian judicial system and its ability to ensure justice and fairness.

With the legal battle now concluded, Hon. Iheonunekwu Collins can focus on fulfilling his campaign promises and delivering on the expectations of the people who voted for him. The court’s decision has provided him with a renewed mandate and a fresh opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of his constituents.

The Appeal Court’s dismissal of Innocent Uruakpa’s petition and the affirmation of Hon. Iheonunekwu Collins as the winner of the Isialangwa North State Constituency election marks the end of a lengthy legal battle. It underscores the importance of due process and evidence-based claims in electoral disputes. Now, it is time for the elected representative and his party to concentrate on serving the people and working towards the development of the constituency.


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