2023 Elections: Bad Day For Nigerian Politicians As Court Sacks LP's Candidate for Top Seat
- Chief Victor Umeh will not be taking part in the coming general election as the Labour Party's senatorial candidate for Anambra Central
- This is as a Federal High Court in Awka on Friday, January 27, nullified Chief Umeh's election in the party's primary
- The court, after a session presided by Justice H. A. Nganjiwa, established that Umeh did not duly defect from APGA before joining the LP
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Anambra - The election of Chief Victor Umeh, the Labour Party's senatorial candidate for Anambra Central Zone, has been voided by a Federal High Court in Awka, the state capital.
Umeh's disqualification came on Friday, January 27, after the court established that he did not comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act with respect to his membership in the party, Punch reports.
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In a court session presided over by Justice H. A. Nganjiwa, it was gathered that there was no evidence that the resignation letter by Umeh to the leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance was received and acknowledged by the party.
Even more, the court stated that the candidate's name was still in the membership register of APGA as of September 30, 2022, when he contested the LP's primary.
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It added said Umeh’s name was not in the membership register of the Labour Party as at June 3, 2022, when the LP conducted its primary.
For this, the court nullified Umeh’s election and ordered him to stop parading himself as the senatorial candidate of LP, white a directive to the party not to accept or present him as its candidate.
Ex-APGA Chair Speaks on 2023 Election, Opens Up on Only Presidential Candidate Who Can Reverse Nigeria's Woes
Former national chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Senator Victor Umeh, had described the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as the only candidate with the capacity to reverse Nigeria's misfortunes.
Umeh, who is now the LP senatorial candidate for Anambra Central district, reasoned that Nigeria, being so divided and devastated presently, needs a man of vision, capacity and commitment like Obi as president.
Umeh made the assertion while addressing a mammoth crowd of supporters and LP stakeholders in Abagana, the headquarters of Njikoka LGA of Anambra state.