Courts return Soludo, Ozigbo, Uba as Anambra guber candidates | The Guardian Nigeria Information

Why I made a decision to not run for governorship, by Chidoka
A Federal Excessive Court docket in Awka, presided over by Justice Peter Okaa, yesterday, reaffirmed former governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) within the November 6, 2021 Anambra State governorship election.

The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) had on Friday listed Chukwuma Umeoji who emerged from the Jude Okeke-led faction as APGA’s candidate of APGA, as a substitute of Soludo, who emerged from the Victor Oye management of the social gathering, siting a court docket order.

However in a swimsuit filed by Soludo and APGA, Justice Okaa nullified Umeoji’s candidature and revalidated that of Soludo, whilst he described different events within the swimsuit, which included Jude Okeke, Edozie Njoku and Chukwuma Umeoji as “meddlesome interlopers.”

He, subsequently, ordered the INEC to publish Soludo’s identify instantly and cope with him as APGA’s unique candidate and directed INEC to take away Umeoji identify as candidate of APGA, simply as he urged him (Umeoji) to cease parading himself because the social gathering’s candidate.

The Court docket additionally reaffirmed Victor Ike Oye because the nationwide chairman of the APGA and ordered Njoku and Okeke to cease parading themselves as nationwide chairmen of APGA.

Following the event, Governor Willie Obiano mentioned yesterday he was dedicated to making sure that Soludo emerges victorious within the November election.

Nevertheless, a Federal Excessive Court docket in Awka, yesterday, ordered INEC to publish the identify of Valentine Ozigbo as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) for governorship election.

Nationwide Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus had introduced Ozigbo his certificates of return on June 30, after he the Nationwide Working Committee licensed him winner of the first election.

Additionally, a Excessive Court docket in Awka presided over by Justice Obiora Nwabunike ordered INEC to recognise and listing Ugochukwu Uba as PDP’s candidate for the November 6 governorship election.

He gave the ruling within the swimsuit between Uba as plaintiff and INEC, PDP and Ozigbo as defendants and awarded damages of N10 million towards the defendant in favour of the plaintiff as price of litigation.

In a swimsuit no A/230/2021, Uba had prayed the court docket to find out if the first election performed by the Nationwide Govt of PDP on June 26 was carried out in accordance with the legislation.

MEANWHILE, former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka has disclosed that he declined to contest the governorship election to respect the zoning association within the state.

Chidoka, who can be former Corps Marshal and Chief Govt of the Federal Highway Security Corps, spoke in Abuja whereas marking his fiftieth Birthday with 50, 000 steps in a maintain match jogging train in Abuja.

He contested the governorship of Anambra State in 2017 underneath the United Progressive Social gathering (UPP), however misplaced to Willie Obiano of APGA.

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