The argument is no longer over who the authentic candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC, in the Okigwe Senate By-election was. The Supreme Court had laid that matter to rest, when it declared Mr. Frank Ibezim the winner of the primaries, and in a effect, buried Senator Ifeanyi Araraume's ambition to return to the Senate chambers he sat in from 1999 to 2007.
The long awaited election tribunal of the Imo north senatorial election that took place on December 5 2020 will be sitting today to make a crucial decision between the APC and PDP. The PDP and its candidate, Emmanuel Okewulonu filed the case at the tribunal following their notion that the APC didn’t have any candidate as at the time the election held which is indeed against the conduct of elections in Nigeria.
Of a truth, the battle for who represents Imo north senatorial district is just about to begin with the case at the election tribunal sitting in Imo state. Although the Supreme Court has ruled on the candidacy of Frank Ibezim as the winner of the votes gathered by APC in the December 5 election but a separate case is still pending.
Although the Imo north senatorial election held on December 5, 2020 yet there are issues that still surrounds that zone due to parties fighting for justice in the election. INEC declared the APC as the winner of the election even though the party went into the election with no candidate because the two people parading themselves as the party’s candidate, Frank Ibezim and Ifeanyi Ararume were sacked by different court judgments and this made it impossible for the INEC to return any candidate as winner of the election despite the fact that the party won.
Imo north senatorial election outcome has been partially delivered by the Supreme Court some months ago but the bulk of the work in the total decision rests on the election tribunal. The Supreme Court ruled on who the right candidate is from the all progressive congress (APC) and it favoured Frank Ibezim who has been at loggerheads with Ifeanyi Ararume, his contender in the APC.
Governor Hope Uzodinma appears to ignore his burnt Mansion, congratulates Senator-Elect, Sir Frank Ibezim for emerging victorious both at the polls and tribunal
The Governor of Imo State has taken to his official Twitter handle to congratulate Senator-Elect, Sir Frank Ibezim for emerging victorious both at the polls and tribunal to represent the People of Imo North District in the House of Senate.Governor Hope Uzodimma and Senator-Elect, Sir Frank Ibezim.
The election tribunal will be sitting on the Imo north senatorial election case this week, and we can tell that there is serious tension in Okigwe Zone as the decision of the tribunal will determine a lot of things. The case is between the PDP and its candidate, Chief Emmanuel Okewulonu and the APC and its candidate, Frank Ibezim who has been given the certificate of return by the INEC after the Supreme Court confirmed him as the right candidate for the APC.
The battle for the Okigwe Senate seat, seems not to be over for Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, despite the Supreme Court ruling, which was in the favour of his rival, Mr. Frank Ibezim.Araraume have sent a formal demand to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, insisting on being given the Certificate of Return, to represent the people of Okigwe in the Senate.
Although many have considered the battle for the seat of the senator representing Imo North senatorial district over but little do they know that it is not yet over.Of course, Frank Ibezim has been sworn in as the senator representing Imo north but that doesn’t mean the situation can’t turn around, we can see the same issue in Cross river where a senator was sacked by the tribunal.
The battle for who represents Imo North senatorial district in the national assembly is not yet over, even though the Supreme Court has upheld Frank Ibezim as the candidate of the APC In the election, this has just marked the beginning of the tussle.After the Supreme Court judgment, the APC candidate will proceed to the election tribunal where the PDP and its candidate, Emmanuel Okewulonu has made a very strong case against the party and its candidate.
It is no doubt that the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma is battling many forces in the state.One of his many battles is that of acceptance by the people of Imo State, who believed that the Governor is an imposition on the good people of Imo State by the Supreme Court.
Anthony Iwuoma Newly inaugurated Senator, representing Imo North in the Senate, Sir Frank Ibezim, has said the only solution for raging insecurity across the country is job creation.Apparently making his first statement as a senator of the Ninth National Assembly, Ibezim, who took his oaths of office and allegiance on Tuesday, noted that the only solution to insecurity is to engage tge teeming unemployed youths with gainful employment.
Anthony Iwuoma The fight against sexual abuse has taken a new turn with the involvement of Sir Frank Ibezim, the Senator, representing Imo North Senatorial Zone in the National Assembly. Ibezim, who was inaugurated a few weeks ago after a protracted legal battle, has hit the ground running and is very much in a hurry to make up for the loss the zone had witnessed in the months, following the death of the former senator, Benjamin Uwajumogu, and the lengthy battle for a replacement, has launched a laudable programme to sensitise schoolchildren on the danger of sexual abuse bedeviling the society today.
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, seems to have ignored the letter of protest sent to the Commission, by Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, and have issued the Certificate of Return to Mr. Frank Ibezim.Araraume had written INEC, insisting that the Commission issues him with the Certificate of Return, instead of Mr. Frank Ibezim, stating that the Supreme Court ruling in Ibezim's favour, did not affect his court victory from an Abuja High Court, presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, which had earlier ordered INEC to issue Araraume with the Certificate of Return, to represent Okigwe zone in the Senate.
It's been over a year, since the untimely demise of the former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, and Senator representing Okigwe zone, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, and the legal fireworks have yet to die down, in the search to find his replacement.
Imo North Federal Constituency popularly called the Okigwe Senatorial District or Okigwe zone is in the news again.It should be reminded that ever since the senator representing the zone died, it has been a leadership tussle on who will fill the vacant.Frank Ibezim and Ifeanyi Ararume has been the major contestants.
The Senate on Tuesday administered the oath of allegiance to Senator Frank Ibezim as the senator representing Imo North Senatorial District.The Clerk of the Senate, Ibrahim El-Ladan directed the Oaths of Office and Allegiance on the new Senator.Speaking, President of the Senate, Senate Ahmad Lawan said that with the swearing-in of Ibezim, Imo North Senatorial District is currently completely represented Review that the Imo North Senatorial seat became empty after the demise of the director, Senate Committee on Employment, Labor and Productivity, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, All Progressives Congress, All Progressives Congress, APC, who passed on December 2019. Review that the Supreme Court on Friday put away the disqualification of Sir Frank Ibezim as the bona fide applicant of the APC for the Dec. 5, 2020, Imo North Senatorial political race.
Anthony Iwuoma Sir Frank Ibezim of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday took his oath as Senator, representing Imo North Senatorial District of Imo State.The Clerk of the Senate, Ibrahim El- Ladan administered the Oaths of Office and Allegiance on the new Senator Tuesday morning.
Anthony Iwuoma The Supreme Court last Friday brought to an anticlimax, the long drawn contest between Sir Frank Ibezim and Senator Ifeanyi Araraume over who should represent Imo North Senatorial District in the Ninth Senate.In its landmark unanimous judgment, the five justices of the apex court held that Ibezim is the Senator-elect of the zone.
The issuance of Certificate of Return, to Mr Frank Ibezim, by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, came as a big political blow to Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, who fought gallantly to reclaim the mandate of the people of Okigwe, to represent them in the Senate.