- The All Progressives Congress has no candidate in the just concluded Anambra governorship election according to a federal high court
- According to the Senator Andy Uba emerged as a candidate having emerged from an illegally conducted primary election by the APC
- As a result of this, the court ordered INEC to delete Uba from its record as a candidate in the election
In what will meet many people unawares, the Federal High Court in Abuja has nullified Senator Andy Uba’s participation in the November 6 Anambra state governorship election.
The Nation Newspaper reports that Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment on Monday, December 20, held that Uba was never a candidate in the election.
The court claimed that Uba emerged from an illegally conducted primary election by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the judge, the plaintiff, George Moghalu, was able to prove that the APC did not conduct a valid primary election from which Uba claimed to have emerged as the party’s candidate.
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As a result of this, the judge ordered INEC to delete Uba from its record as a candidate in the election.
Also, the judge ordered the APC to refund to the plaintiff the N22,500.000 he paid for expression of interest and nomination forms since the party failed to conduct a valid primary.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that two individuals, Adindu Valentine and Egwudike Chukwuebuka had approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify Soludo on the grounds of the alleged false information.
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The court which fixed the hearing on the matter for Tuesday, November 30, was also set to deliver judgement after hearing from the parties involved.
According to the duo, the Anambra governor-elect provided false information in the affidavit (Form EC9).
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Anambra prominent automobile manufacturer, Innocent Chukwuma, had described Soludo as a blessing to the state and the people.
Chukwuma also expressed confidence that Soludo's administration will build on the legacies of the outgoing governor, Chief Willie Obiano.
He also said that with the industrial clusters proposed by Soludo, there would be opportunities for people to produce more components for his automobile business.