By Ahuraka Isah, Abuja
The dust raised by the controversial nullification of the electoral victory of Senator Uche Ekwunife in the Anambra Central Senatorial election is yet to settle.
Ekwunife yesterday told reporters that the judges of the Court of Appeal who nullified the election defrauded her of her hard won senatorial seat.
The former House of Representatives member is also calling for immediate judicial review of the case to ensure that justice was done.
She vowed to go to any length to retrieve her seat insisting that Chief Victor Umeh who challenged her victory in the election knew that he lost the election.
Ekwunife who spoke in Abuja said that position upon which the election was nullified had long been settled by the Supreme Court.
She noted that the judgement of the Supreme Court pertaining to nomination of candidates for election is that the candidate of another party cannot challenge the nomination of the candidate of another party.
Ekwunife said that there are six cases in court over the Anambra Central Senatorial election that have not been decided.
She said, “This is what you call electoral fraud. They defrauded me, the judges defrauded me of my mandate. It is electoral fraud that they did. Judicial fraud, the judges did judicial fraud in this judgement.
“How can I fight to get something and somebody took it from me for just a plate of porridge? Victor Umeh cannot deny it because he has been a litigant all his life. He is an incurable litigant . He is always in court. So he knows the judges he can use.
“But they have murdered their sleep, because this judgement, if it doesn’t expose them today, it will expose them tomorrow.
“This case would definitely put them in trouble one after the other. It was judicial fraud, quote me, they deprived me of the mandate given to me by my people and they cannot pretend this is a true judgement.
It cannot be. If this is a true judgement according to their wisdom, years of exposure in the judiciary and according to their judgement, they should resign.
“There were 720, 000 registered voters, I scored 97,000, Victor Umeh scored 83,000 and Ngige scored 20,000. The three results altogether is less than 24 per cent of the total registered voters. The election was credible, transparent, free and fair.”
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