Ned Nwoko the husband of a popular young Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels has been removed as the senator representing Delta North Senatorial district at the Court of Appeal.
The court of appeal took the decision this morning (Thursday) at the Federal High Court in Abuja after revealing that Mr. Ned Nwoko was wrongly picked by the National Electoral Commission.
Court of Appeal reveals;
“As at the time the matter was instituted at the Federal High Court, the case was statute barred. We set aside the decision of the Federal High Court and strike out the case,”
The court ruled.
INEC withdrawn the certificate of return it issued to Mr Nwoko’s, following the FHC decision.
With the appeal court decision, Mr Nwaoboshi will now be recognised as the senator-elect for the district.
Messrs Nwoko and Senator Nwaoboshi are both of the PDP and had contested for the ticket of the party at the primaries. The PDP later won the senatorial election in the district with Senator Nwaoboshi as its candidate.
INEC withdrew the certificate issued to Senator Nwaoboshi, After the high court ruled in favour of Mr Nwoko, a decision reversed today at the appeal court ruling.
Senator Nwaoboshi is representing delta North senatorial district and was arrested by the EFCC operatives 13 months ago on charges relating to fraudulent contracts and corruption.