The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja affirmed Austin Akobundu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the duly elected senator for Abia Central District, on Friday, December, 8.
The Court dismissed the application filed by Darlington Nwokocha of the Labour Party (LP), seeking it to review and reverse its earlier judgment wherein it declared Senator Akobundu as the duly elected senator for Abia Central Senatorial District.
The Appeal Court threw out the application and awarded a cost of N5 million to Senator Akobundu.
The PDP confirmed the court ruling in a Friday statement shared on X (formerly Twitter).
The money is to be paid by Nwokocha.