Federal High Court

The immediate return of Obiora Okonkwo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to represent Anambra Central Senatorial District at the Senate, was on Wednesday, ordered by the Federal High Court sitting in FCT, Abuja.

According to Premium Times, Justice John Tsoho gave the ruling after counsel to other parties in the matter withdrew their arguments against the plaintiff.

It was learnt that the judge said he was inclined to grant the request sort by the plaintiff because all the defendants indicated that they had no objection to the suit.

The defendants who consented to the claims sort by Okonkwo are the PDP; its former chairman, Adamu Muazu; INEC; and Uche Ekwunife, a former senator and former member of the PDP.

Wednesday's court judgement comes few weeks after INEC fixed January 13 for election of a new senator to occupy the seat.

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