The Court of Appeal in Owerri has restored the mandate given to Sir Frank Ibezim as the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Imo North senatorial zone, ahead of scheduled bye-election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The latest judgement has put Senator Ifeanyi Araraume aside before the bye-election.
The bye-election is taking place on Saturday in the entire electoral polling centres in Okigwe zone.
One of his appellants Dr. C. C. Nwadigo confirmed that Ibezim was declared APC candidate in an unanimous judgement by the three Justices of the Court of Appeal.
He said the appeal court upheld Ibezim’s appeal, while setting aside the judgment of the Federal High Court earlier delivered on the November 6, 2020.
He said, “By this, Court of Appeal judgment, INEC has been mandated to restore the name of Sir Frank Ibezim as the only and authenticatic APC candidate for the December, 5 2020 senatorial bye election.”