The Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, Imo State, on Friday, has sacked Senator Ifeanyi Araraume as the All Progressives Congress candidate for the Imo North bye-election.
The judgment was passed by Justice Uchechukwu Onyemenam, and it came in barely 24 hours to the bye-election which holds on Saturday, December 5, in the 64 wards across the six Local Government Areas.
The justice, who delivered the judgment in a tension-soaked courtroom, declared Frank Ibezim in place of Senator Ifeanyi Araraume as the right candidate of the APC.
He criticized the November 6 judgment of the Federal High Court which sacked Ibezim and announced Araraume, who represented the district between 1999 and 2007 as the rightful winner of APC primary election.
The justice directed INEC to immediately instate Frank Ibezim as the official candidate of the APC for the bye-election.