Lazarus Ogbee, member representing Ikwo\Ezza South Federal Constituency, has been sacked by the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earlier declared Ogbee, member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the election conducted on 23rd February 2019.
His opponent, Chinedu Ogar had gone to court to challenge the results of the election claiming that his votes were erroneously reduced by INEC to favour of Ogbee.
Ruling on the matter on Monday, Justice Sika Henry Aprioku declared Ogar of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) as the winner of the election.
The Tribunal also directed INEC to immediately issue the APC candidate certificate of return and withdraw the one issued earlier to the PDP candidate.