Senator Representing Anambra Central senatorial district, Chief Mrs. Uche Ekwunife yesterday said that the suit filed at the tribunal by her political rival, Chief Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, is affecting her in the discharge of her legislative functions at the Red Chambers.
Ekwunife was at the tribunal yesterday, where she mounted the witness box to testify in defence of her victory at the polls during the last general election.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the court session, Ekwunife assured her teeming supporters that the matter will end in her favour, saying that she was sure she won at the tribunal and that even Chief Umeh is aware of this, but was merely in court to distract her.
“There is no way I will be in court and not be distracted by it from my legislative functions,” Ekwunife said, adding that she was in court on a day she should be in Abuja discharging her function for her people.
On whether it was right to let litigations linger even after inauguration of members of the National Assembly, Ekwunife said litigations could not really be stopped. She said it would have been more ideal for all litigations to be concluded at a stated period of time before inauguration, but because the court is the only way through which politicians ventilate their grievances, it would be impossible to stop them.
Speaking on her election with Umeh, Ekwunife said she won the former APGA national chairman fair and square and will do so many times over if the election were re-conducted. He advised Umeh to simply withdraw and wait for the right time to contest again.

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