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Byline: Chioma Gabriel
The controversy generated by the continued presence of Senator Joy Emordi at the senate sessions despite the Appeal Court ruling that her ANPP opponent, Alphousus Igbeke was the real winner of the Anambra North Senatorial district election is smouldering.
Investigations by Vanguard revealed that there were discrepancies in the Court of Appeal judgment in Enugu on March 25, 2010 in which Igbeke, the ANPP candidate in the Anambra North senatorial election was declared winner by Justice Olukayode Ariwoola.
Senator Emordi, has gone back to court to seek interpretation in the judgment of the appellate court which had ab initio on February 10 2010, in the case between Jessie Balonwu vs Emordi on the same election ruled that Emordi was the real winner of the Senatorial election in Anambra North .
Said our source : "The Court had earlier in the case of Jessie Balonwu and Emordi ruled on two major issues in their judgment: the issue of whether there was an election and secondly , on the issue of whether the first respondent (Joy Emordi) was duly elected. This was contained on page four of that judgment.
"The Court after examining other issues which it took one after the other gave answers to the issues. On whether there was an election, they said yes, that there was an election in substantial compliance with the electoral act of 2006.
Then, on the second issue on whether Emordi was properly returned, the court ruled: yes, the court below was right in upholding the election of the first respondent (Emordi). …