The House of Representatives Candidate for the Ikwuano/ Umuahia Federal Constituency Hon. Martin Apugo has expressed readiness to pursue his stolen mandate in the Appeal Court.
Justice Cornelius Akintayo, led election petition Tribunal had on monday,ruled in favor of Sam Onuigbo,having dismissed the petition filed by Martin Apugo of the All Progressives Congress for lack of competence.
Apugo had petitioned the tribunal claiming that Onuigbo, who contested the poll on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP was not duly elected.
He contended that Onuigbo did not score the majority of the lawful votes cast and that his election should be annulled, while urging the tribunal to declare him winner instead.
He alleged that election did not hold in some areas, adding that the exercise was marred with irregularities in some parts of the constituncy.
Apugo specifically alleged corrupt practices, including mutilation and swapping of results by INEC in favour of Onuigbo.
He assured his supporters that his fight to reclaim his mandate will continue in the appeal court ,urging them not to relent over the judgement of the State High Court in Umuahia.
He however, promised that there is no course for alarm,adding that he will appeal the Judgement of the High Court.
Apugo also maintained that he will fight to a logical conclusion,saying the case will be followed till it exhusts all the legal proceedings.