Ned Nwoko has had his recognition as the Senator-Elect for Delta North Senatorial District overturned by a Court of Appeal in Abuja.
According to the Court, the case instituted at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court which led to the emergence of Mr. Ned Nwoko as the winner of the election was not correctly filed.
The appeal court ruled that the matter ought to have been brought at the lower court before the expiration of 14 days from the time of the incidence that birthed the suit.
The court ruled that “As at the time the matter was instituted at the Federal High Court, the case was statute barred. We set aside the decision of the Federal High Court and strike out the case,”.
With this ruling, it therefore means that the certificate of return issued to Mr. Ned Nwoko would be reversed and issued once again to Mr. Peter Nwaoboshi who will now be recognised as the Senator-elect for Delta North Senatorial District.
Mr. Ned Nwoko and Mr. Peter Nwaoboshi are both of the PDP and the PDP had won the election with Mr. Nwaoboshi as its candidate.