Prophet Jones Ode Erue was on Friday, May 17, declared the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta by the Court of Appeal sitting in Benin, Edo state.
Nullifying the minority judgement of the Federal High Court in Asaba which had certified Chief Cyril Ogodo as chairman of the party, the court also voided nominations of candidates produced by the Erue-led state executive committee of the party, The Nation reports.
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O’tega Emerhor, the governorship candidate of the APC in 2015 was among those affected by the court's ruling.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a Federal High Court (FHC) sitting in Asaba on Thursday, April 4, nullified the APC's governorship primary election conducted in the state.
The plaintiff Hon Victor Ochei, through his lawyer Ahmed Rahi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), asked the court to declare that the APC's gubernatorial primary election that was held on Sunday, September 30, 2018, was illegal and unlawful on the ground that delegates unknown to the law were used for the exercise in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1085/2018.
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