Destiny Nwagwu, the Aba North State Constituency House of Assembly member recently sacked by the Court of Appeal in Lagos state, has pledged to resume his legislative duties.

The judges at the Lagos Appeal court rules in favour of Hon. Aaron Uzodike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him a Certificate of Return.

However, despite the court’s decision, the leadership of the Abia State House of Assembly, under Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Emeruwa has refrained from swearing in Hon. Uzodike.

The refusal to recognize Uzodike as the Aba North State Constituency lawmaker, even after INEC issued him the Certificate of Return, has drawn criticism from political observers and the PDP leadership in the state for failing to comply with the court’s orders.

Nwagwu, explaining his determination to return to the State House of Assembly, pointed out that the Supreme Court’s ruling, which upheld Governor Alex Otti’s election, also affirmed his victory.

He maintained that he still holds the position as the representative of Aba North State Constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly.



Nwagwu expressed surprise at the outcry from the PDP regarding the Court of Appeal judgment in Plateau State, which resulted in the dismissal of 11 of their members.

He criticized the PDP for pressuring the Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly to swear in their member, citing it as hypocrisy.

He said: “Injustice anywhere is Injustice everywhere.”

Destiny vowed to resume legislative sittings in a few days.

The Nation.