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Call For Arrest Of Enugu South Council Chairman-elect Thickens

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By Nnamdi Mbawike, Enugu

A kinsman of the chairman-elect of Enugu South local government council, Hon Sunday Ugwu, Mr Elijah Nnamani, has called on the Inspector-General of Police to arrest Hon Ugwu and the chairman of Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC), Dr Mike Ajogwu (SAN) and prosecute the duo for what he termed an act of impersonation and perjury.

Hon Ugwu, it was alleged, presented a Senior School Certificate belonging to a certain Sunday Ugwu, who is of Umuigwe family, Amagugwu Amechi Awkunanaw, to ENSIEC, purporting that he is the holder of that certificate.

Mr Nnamani, in the petition which he addressed to the Inspector General of Police, dated the 13th day of November 2017, also called for the arrest of the chairman of ENSIEC, Mr Ajogwu SAN, whom he alleged was put in the know on the 5th day of October 2017, of the fact that the Senior School Certificate presented to ENSIEC by Hon Sunday Ugwu, does not belong to him, but went ahead to declare the certificate to be that of Hon Sunday Ugwu.

Meanwhile, the suit filed at the High Court by a member of the PDP in Enugu State, Hon Ikechukwu Daniel Egbo, which seeks the determination of the court on whether ENSIEC is under a constitutional and statutory duty to disqualify Hon Sunday Ugwu as the chairmanship candidate of the PDP for Enugu South local government council in the local government council elections which held on the 4th day of November 2017, came up in court before the Hon Justice E. M. Egumgbe of the High Court of Enugu State on the 14th day of November 2017.

Justice Egumgbe granted the plaintiff leave to serve the 2nd defendant in the suit, the Peoples Democratic Party and the 3rd defendant, Hon Sunday Ugwu with the processes of the Honourable Court in the concerned suit through substituted means.

In the civil suit with number E/632/2017, the Plaintiff took out an action in court by way of originating summons for the court to determine whether ENSIEC is under a constitutional and statutory duty to disqualify Hon Sunday Ugwu, the then chairmanship candidate of the PDP for Enugu South local government council from being a contestant in the November 4, 2017 local government election of Enugu State, for allegedly not having a Senior School certificate or its equivalent.

Justice Egumgbe, however, transferred the case file back to the Registry of the Court, for the matter to be reassigned to another judge, on the ground that his family and that of the plaintiff, Hon Ikechukwu Daniel Egbo, are friends.



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