- A federal high court in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, has confirmed the candidature of Bassey Otu as the authentic governorship candidate of the APC in the state
- Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu made the declaration on Monday while noting that the decision to choose a governorship candidate is the right of the party
- Owan Enoh, an aspirant in the APC governorship primary in the state has asked the court to disqualified Otu as the governorship candidate of the party in the 2023 election
Calabar, Cross River - Bassey Otu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Cross River, has been confirmed as the authentic aspirant of the party by a federal high court sitting in Calabar.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the court declared him authentic in a judgement in a suit in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, on Monday, October 24, Channels Television reported.
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The judge, however, said:
“That a candidate contesting for a the position of governor must be a Nigerian, meet the stipulated age requirement and have basic qualification according to the constitution.”
Ojukwu added that the decision of a governorship candidate of a political party is and still remains the political party’s right.
The judgement has put to rest the month of speculations and division in the Cross River chapter of the APC as the party is preparing for the 2023 election campaigns.
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