PDP Candidate Pledges To Appeal Dismissed Petition Against Tribunal.

PDP Candidate Pledges To Appeal Dismissed Petition Against Tribunal.

Ebonyi South Senatorial Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, in the February

3rd 2024 by-election, Silas Onu has asserted to appeal the ruling of the Tribunal that

struck out his petition against the Judges over alleged bias, injustice and lack of fair

hearing in his election petition.

The ruling was sequel to a petition filed to the President of the Court of Appeal and

copied to the Tribunal Panel seeking their recusal from the bye-election Tribunal by the

PDP candidate, while, the three-man panel headed by Justice H.N Kunaza dismissed

Onu’s petition for lack of merit.

Delivering the ruling by the Tribunal sitting in Abakaliki, Justice Kunaza who was flanked

by Justice Bassey Bassey Nkanang and Justice M.O Agboola, said, the PDP candidate

failed to prove allegations of lack of fair hearing, bias and injustice in his petition.

Meanwhile, the petitioner said, he would immediately appeal the ruling, insisting that he

had lost confidence in the ability of the panel to dispense justice in the election petition

by the panel, while, Onu’s counsel, Caleb Onwe said he would immediately apply for

the certified true copy of the ruling and study it for urgent actions.

Meanwhile, counsel to Senator Anthony Okorie and second respondent, Roy Nweze

commended the ruling but expressed dissatisfaction that no cost was awarded against

the petitioner to serve as a deterrent to anyone who tries to malign the integrity of


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