A Federal High Court in Anambra State has ordered the investigation and prosecution of senator-elect, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah who contested for the Anambra South Senatorial seat on the platform of Young Progressives party (YPP) and the INEC Returning Officer in the election.
The order followed the application of order of Mandamus filed in Awka on Wednesday, by Chief Chris Uba of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the election, Chief Chris Uba, in suit with number! FHC /AWK /CS/29/2019, before Hon Justice I B Gafai.
The Court also ordered the INEC, to within 14 days, conduct or cause investigation into the criminal allegations of the applicant.
Other reliefs sought by Uba included, “Order of mandamus compelling the 1st Respondent (INEC) to prosecute the 2nd Respondent (Prof M N Umenweke -Returning Officer) for the offence of delivering or causing to be delivered to the 3rd Respondent a false declaration of result/return to the effect that he won the election to the Senate of the federal republic of Nigeria to represent Anambra South senatorial District in the senate even as he knew that the said election was still inconclusive.
“A further Order of mandamus compelling the Respondents to prosecute the 2nd and 3rd Respondents for announcing or publishing a false result to the effect that the 3rd Respondent had won the election held on the said 23/2/2019 even when they both knew that the said election was inconclusive and from which no genuine result had thereby been generated “
“Alternatively and where it be in expedient or impossible for the 1st Respondent to undertake the prosecution, an Order of mandamus compelling her to issue out an authority to any Counsel in the law firm of the Applicant to undertake the prosecution on the 1st Respondent’s behalf “