Anambra Guber: PDP Gets Major Boost as Court Issues Favourable Verdict

Anambra Guber: PDP Gets Major Boost as Court Issues Favourable Verdict

  • Ahead of the Anambra governorship election, things seem to be falling in place for the leadership of the PDP
  • A verdict for the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday, July 30, ruled that the PDP executive council still stands
  • The court voided the earlier judgment given by another judicial body in the Federal Capital Territory

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Abuja - The Court of Appeal in Abuja has voided the ruling of the Federal Capital Territory high court which sacked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s executive council in Anambra.

In two verdicts on Friday, July 30, the appellate court upheld the two appeals filed against the earlier judgment in Abuja, The Nation reports.

PDP building in Abuja
The court ruled that the executive council of the PDP in Anambra still stands (Photo: PDP)
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According to the new judgment, the FCT court lacked the jurisdiction to hear the suit over the controversy of PDP's leadership in the state.

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PDP governorship candidate still in the race

Meanwhile, a day after the release of candidates for the Anambra state November 6 governorship poll, the PDP candidate, Valentine Ozigbo, reacted to his exclusion from the list.

Despite the electoral commission dropping his name, Ozigbo on Saturday, July 17, announced he is still in the gubernatorial race to take over from Governor Obiano.

However, the electoral commission cited a court order as its reason for the decision.

While describing the exclusion of the party from the list published by INEC as temporary, Ozigbo's media adviser, Aziza Uko maintained that the PDP had mobilised resources to ensure the order was vacated.

Uko in a statement noted that INEC's reliance on the court order in not publishing Ozigbo's name as a candidate was a matter of procedure.

Earlier, a high court barred Ozigbo from parading himself as the PDP candidate for the election scheduled for November.

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The court sitting in Awka, the state capital, gave the order pending the determination of a suit before it.

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The legal action sought to nullify the parallel congress held at the Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka in which Ozigbo emerged winner with 62 votes.


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