Chukwuma Francis Ibezim, has been disqualified as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Imo North Senatorial by-election by a Federal High Court in Abuja, TheNation reports.
In a judgment on Friday, Justice Inyang Ekwo disqualified Ibezim from contesting the election on the grounds that he made false statements/declarations in the affidavit and documents he submitted to the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), wherein he presented falsified and uncertified photocopies of West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate.
According to Justice Ekwo, the WASC certificate Ibezim submitted ”bears two different and irreconcilable names – Ibezim Chukwuma Frank and Ibezim Francis Chukwuma.”
The judge, however, ordered INEC to remove his name from the list of candidates for the by-election.
The judgement was on a suit marked:FHC/ABJ/CS/1229/2020 filed by Asomugha Tony Elebeke, with Ibezim, APC and INEC as defendants.