The Young Progressives Party member representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Ifeanyi Ubah, has urged his constituents to ignore some social media reports about his alleged sacking from the Senate.
The Federal High Court in Kubwa, Abuja, had allegedly sacked Ubah from the Senate, based on a suit instituted against him by Mr Obinna Uzor.
Uzor had asked the court to nullify the election of Ubah for allegedly falsifying his school certificate.
The oil magnate, who addressed journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, explained that the purported suit was filed against him in March, while the court ruled on it in April without his knowledge or that of his legal team.
He assured his constituents and all Nigerians that the verdict would not stand because he had already approached the same court to vacate the judgment.
He said the court had fixed January 5, 2020 to determine his application.
He said, “My attention was drawn to the issue about two weeks ago and I approached the court.
“I discovered that the case was instituted in April without my knowledge. I don’t understand the dynamics.
“I went back to the same judge and I filed an application for a stay of execution. The court will rule on it on January 5, 2020.
“The judgment was referring to the election held on February 16, but my election was in March.”
Meanwhile, the Senate on Tuesday demanded a probe into the alleged closure of over 600 shops and business belonging to Nigerians by Ghana Union of Traders Association on December 2.
The resolution of the Senate followed a motion sponsored by Ubah.
It was titled, “The need to investigate alleged ill-treatment and injustices suffered by Nigerian traders and business owners in Ghana.”
Presenting the motion at plenary, Ubah decried the alleged injustice and ill-treatment of Nigerian traders and Nigerian business owners in Ghana
He said it was worrisome because Ghana and Nigeria, as members of ECOWAS, had reciprocal obligations under the ECOWAS Protocol to their respective citizens to reside and do business within their territories without molestation.
He said the once flourishing economic relations between Nigeria and Ghana had come under repeated threat as a result of the recent hostile posture of the Ghanaian authorities and indigenous Ghanaians Traders Union toward Nigerian traders.
He added that Ghanaians had adopted discriminatory legislations aimed at frustrating Nigerian traders, such as the passage of the Ghana Investment Promotion Commission Act 865.
The Senate asked its Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment to liaise with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to investigate the status of Nigerian business concerns in Ghana.
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