The National Assembly Election petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital on Monday has disqualified the Member Representing Aba North and South Federal Constituency Hon Emeka Nnamani over falsification of academic certificate.
The Tribunal disqualified Nnamani based on an existing appeal court judgement against him over forged documents.
The lawmaker had claimed that he graduated from University of Port Harcourt.
But the management of UNIPORT disowned Nnamani as a graduate of the University.
In 2015, Nnamani, who is alleged to be a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) contested the election on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State where he resides.
His opponent, Dr. Mrs. Blessing Nwagba of the PDP who is challenging his victory at the tribunal, made the submission of the alleged forgery, saying he does not have a university certificate as claimed.
Following the allegation, the institution has through its Registrar disowned the lawmaker, saying he did not graduate.
Meanwhile, the tribunal headed by Justice S. Yahuzu has admitted in evidence a letter from the Registrar of the University of Port Harcourt, disowning Nnamani as a graduate of the University.
Apparently citing previous ruling on the case, the tribunal on monday subsequently declared Chief Mascot Ikwechege as the authentic winner of the February 25th National Assembly Election in Aba North/South Federal constituency.
More details to follow..