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All You Needs To Know About Labour Party Lead Council To Challenge Presidential Election Results



Is no longer news that Labour Party and her Presidential candidate at the just concluded February 25 presidential election Peter Obi has dragged INEC, APC to the Election Petition Tribunal in a bid to recover his mandate.

Though there has not been any official date which the Tribunal will, but the parties involved especially the Labour Party are assembling their team who will be challenging the outcome of the presidential election results in court.

As all the parties are getting ready, DailynewsLink bring to you the Labour Party Lead Council who will be leading other team of lawyers in challenging and case in the tribunal.

Chief ONYECHI IKPEAZU, SAN. The Labour party lead Attorney to challenge the Presidential Election results in Court. He has never lost any case in his life.


Born in Onitsha, Anambra State on 15th April, 1959, trained in the United States of America and attended Evanston College, Lake Forest College and Oklahoma City University where he obtained the degree of Doctor of Juridical Science in 1982 In 1984, he was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu has been in active legal practice till date and has served as Chairman of the Onitsha Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association and a NEC (National Executive Council) member of the national body, NBA.

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In recognition of his advocacy skills in 2002 he was conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN) and in 2007, he was honoured by the Federal Republic of Nigeria under President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua with the National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger, (OON). He is a fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is also a member of the Nigerian Body of Benchers.

Some of the landmark cases handled by Dr. Ikpeazu include MOJEKWU V. MOJEKWU; MOJEKWU V. IWUCHUKWU preserving the inheritance right of a woman;

Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi vs PDD/Omehia, Which return Amaechi as authentic governor of Rivers state,NGIGE V OBI reported in (2006) 14 NWLR (Part 999) 1, a decision that brought Mr. Peter Obi to office as the duly elected Governor of Anambra State.

His adroit display of rare forensic advocacy skills led to the trail-blazing decision of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in the case of OBI v INEC (2007)11NWLR (Part 1046)565, which case effectively re-calibrated the election metric rule in the hitherto uniform quadrennial elections into the office of Governors of States in Nigeria.

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