Ned Nwoko, the husband to Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels, has been sacked as senator-elect for Delta North by a Court of Appeal in Abuja.
The court immediately reinstated Peter Nwaoboshi as the senator-elect.
On April 3 this year, a Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed Nwaoboshi as the Peoples Democratic Party’s senator-elect for Delta North Senatorial seat.
The high court had in its judgment declared Nwoko as the true candidate of the PDP for the February 23, 2019, National Assembly election.
The Federal High Court’s judgment was however nullified in a ruling on Thursday by a three-man panel of the Court of Appeal.
The presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, in the lead judgment, held that the suit by Nwoko was statute-barred and that Justice Ahmed Mohammed of Federal High Court, Abuja ought not to have heard the case in the first place.