Thursday, February 23, 2012

S'Court Dismisses LP's Petition

This Day
22 February 2012

The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed the appeal brought by the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in the April election in Abia State, Stanley Ohajuruka, challenging the declaration of Chief Theodore Orji as winner of the election.

The apex court in a unanimous decision read by Justice Aloma Murkta held that by February 20 when the appeal was slated for hearing, the statutory period of 60  days within which the appeal was to be heard and determined had lapsed.

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