- Finally, the coast is clear for Professor Charles Soludo to contest the Anambra governorship election on the platform of APGA
- The Supreme Court affirmed the former CBN governor as the authentic candidate of APGA in a ruling on Thursday, October 14
- The five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Odili also affirmed Victor Oye as the chairman of the party
FCT, Abuja - The Supreme Court has affirmed Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the forthcoming Anambra election slated to hold on Saturday, November 6.
Channels TV reported that the five-man panel led by Justice Mary Odili gave the judgement in favour of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday, October 14.
The apex court also affirmed Victor Oye as the chairman of the party, The Cable stated.
Josephmmaduabuchi Ezeh said:
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"That's good. But one thing I'm aware of is that he'll not remain in APGA. He'll join APC or PDP later as a governor."
Augustine Humphrey said:
"May God affirm you as the governor-elect when the time comes."
Patrick Uzoeghe said:
"Ndi Anambra you don't know what you have, better don't mess wt him. Supreme Court confirms!"
Stephen Jachike said:
"Soludo will not be our governor."
Anambra deputy governor defects from APGA to APC
Meanwhile, Nkem Okeke, the deputy governor of Anambra state, has defected from APGA to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Buhari Sallau, the personal assistant on broadcast media to President Buhari, disclosed this via a Facebook post on Wednesday, October 13.
According to him, the president received the APC caretaker committee chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni, and Okeke at the State House Wednesday. The governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodimma, was also present as the president presented the APC flag to the new member.
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APGA reveals why Anambra deputy governor defects to APC
Reacting, APGA's spokesman, Tex Okechukwu, in a statement released on Wednesday, October 13, in Abuja, said Okeke's defection will not jeopardise APGA's chances in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state.
Okechukwu noted that the defection was long expected, adding that Okeke had been holding a grudge against everyone over his inability to secure the party’s governorship ticket.
Meanwhile, the APGA chieftain stated that the deputy governor did not formally inform the party of his defection.