Anambra Election: Supreme Court Declares Ozigbo PDP Candidate

Anambra Election: Supreme Court Declares Ozigbo PDP Candidate

  • The Supreme Court of Nigeria has declared that Valentine Ozigbo is the authentic candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party in the Anambra election
  • Following its decision, the court also awarded N5 million as damages against Senator Ugochukwu Uba
  • Ozigbo reacting to the apex court's ruling ahead of the election said this is the beginning of new things to come

Abuja - As the battle for the number one seat in Anambra state continues, the Supreme Court has made a final decision on the candidacy for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Sun reports that the apex court in its decision on Thursday, October 21, declared Valentine Ozigbo as the authentic PDP candidate for the governorship election slated to hold in Anambra on Saturday, November 6.

The decision of the apex court of Nigeria

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The panel of judges led by Justice Inyang Okoro dismissed all the challenges and applications to Ozigbo and awarded N5 million as damages against Senator Ugochukwu Uba, a former lawmaker of the Nigerian Senate.

Valentine Ozigbo
Ozigbo said the court's decision is the beginning of good things to come Photo: Valentine Ozigbo
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The court in its decision affirmed the September 3, judgement of the Appeal Court, Awka Division in Anambra state.

The Appeal Court in its judgement had held that Ozigbo is the authentic candidate of the PDP for the forthcoming Anambra governorship election.

Valentine Ozigbo reacts

Reacting to the apex court's decision, Ozigbo said that the victory at this point is a sign of good things to come.

Present at the Supreme Court alongside Ozigbo for the final court's judgement was; a former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, and the minority leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.

Meanwhile, previously reported that Peter Obi had described Ozigbo as the best and most qualified candidate for the forthcoming Anambra election.

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Obi while addressing some of the non-indigenes of Anambra in Awka said Ozigbo is elected governor, he would address some of the pertinent challenges facing the state.

He also said that there would be no discrimination of who is an indigene of the state or who is not when the PDP candidate becomes governor.

Also, the newly declared PDP candidate for the Anambra election has made some promises to the people of Anambra ahead of his desired victory at the polls on November 6.

Ozigbo making his promises said he would make sure that he build the economy of the state to become a competitive one at the sub-national level.

He also assured that all local contents and services are highly patronised should he win the November 6 election.

In addition, the party's governorship candidate for the Anambra election said that education, skills and knowledge, investment in teacher capacity development among many others would remain a top priority.


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