The Abuja Courtroom of Enchantment has declared Valentine Ozigbo because the validly nominated candidate of the Individuals’s Democratic Occasion (PDP) for the November 6 gubernatorial elections in Anambra State.
A 3-member panel chaired by the President of the Courtroom of Enchantment, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, unanimously accepted the 2 appeals filed by Ozigbo and the PDP (CA / AW / 223/2021 and CA / AW / 234/2021).
The court docket of attraction, in two judgments handed down on Friday, quashed the judgment of 19 July 2021 by the AO Nwabunike Excessive Courtroom of Anambra State Excessive Courtroom sitting in Awka, declaring Senator Ugochukwu Uba because the genuine candidate. of the PDP within the gubernatorial election. .
The court docket additionally awarded N10 million in prices in opposition to Senator Uba.
Recall that Justice Obiora Nwabunike of Awka Excessive Courtroom had prevented Ozigbo from working as PDP candidate.
Saying about gown no. A / 230/2021, the choose additionally banned the PDP from presenting Ozigbo as a candidate.
Uba stated the congress wherein Ozigbo was born was convened in disobedience to the judgment of a Abuja Excessive Courtroom, in violation of Part 87 of the Electoral Legislation, sections 25 and 50 of the PDP Structure and the INEC directive dated 22 June 2021 which mandated PDP to respect the order of the Abuja Excessive Courtroom issued by the Honorable Justice AO Adeniyi.
Uba additionally stated that the first elections held on the Anambra State congress held at Saint Paul College, Awka, the place he (Uba) emerged victorious and candidate for the PDP governance with 275 votes was the first elections of the celebration in full obedience to the judgment of an Abuja Excessive Courtroom, in accordance with Part 87 of the Electoral Legislation, sections 25 and 50 of the PDP Structure.