BREAKING: Appeal Court Clears Valentine Ozigbo for Anambra Guber

BREAKING: Appeal Court Clears Valentine Ozigbo for Anambra Guber

  • Valentine Ozigbo can now focus on the Anambra governorship election without any distractions from the law courts
  • The foremost businessman turned politician has triumphed at the Appeal Court defeating Senator Ugochukwu Uba
  • Ozigbo will now represent the Peoples Democratic Party in the election scheduled for Saturday, November 6

FCT, Abuja - The Court of Appeal in Abuja has declared Valentine Ozigbo as the validly elected candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday, November 6.

A three-man panel of justices led by the President of the Court of Appeal, Honorable Justice Monica Dongban- Mensem, made the declaration on Friday, September 3 following an appeal filed by Ozigbo.

Valentine Ozigbo
Valentine Ozigbo has been cleared by the Appeal Court as PDP candidate for the Anambra governorship election. Photo credit: Valentine Ozigbo
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The Punch newspaper reports that the appeal court also set aside the decision of the trial court on the issue.

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The Nation newspaper reports that the court further awarded N10million cost against Senator Ugochukwu Uba who brought the case before it.

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Ozigbo gets major endorsement from notable politician

Meanwhile, special adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on inter-party affairs, Senator Ben Ndi Obi, has appealed to the electorate in Anambra state to support Ozigbo.

Obi, a Board of Trustees member of the PDP, described Ozigbo as the right person to lead the state at this critical time in its history.

Daily Sun newspaper quoted him as saying he was pleased that Ozigbo has reached out to all those who were displeased about his emergence as the candidate of the PDP, and advised him not to rest on his oars until the final whistle is blown.

Yiaga Africa working towards the successful conduct of Anambra election

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In a related development, Yiaga Africa has commenced its observation of the pre-election environment in Anambra state ahead of the Saturday, November 6 governorship election.

Through its Watching The Vote (WTV), citizens’ election observation project, Yiaga Africa is tracking and reporting pre-election activities for immediate response by stakeholders.

Through the pre-election observation, Yiaga Africa will track any form of incidents that can hinder the successful conduct of the elections.

Yiaga Africa had earlier released its first report on the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration exercise nationwide.

The organisation assigned observers to various pre-assigned local government areas registration centres.

The observers documented critical incidents witnessed and sent in reports of the critical incidents observed.


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