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APC member asks court to nullify Ubah’s candidacy

By Ameh Ochojila, Abuja
19 October 2021   |   3:03 am
A Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to nullify the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which produced Senator Emmanuel Andy Uba as its governorship candidate for the November 6 poll.

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to nullify the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which produced Senator Emmanuel Andy Uba as its governorship candidate for the November 6 poll.

Chief George Moghalu, who also contested for the APC ticket, alleged that the Electoral Act and APC guidelines were brazenly raped in the June primary that threw up Ubah.

In the suit instituted on his behalf by Chief Chris Uche (SAN), the plaintiff, who claimed to have bought a nomination form for N23 million, asserted that no primary election known to the law was conducted by the party.

He tendered the report of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which claimed that no primary election was conducted within the time stipulated by law.

Moghalu cited Section 87 of the Electoral Act and guidelines of the party, which stipulated that primary election must be conducted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. He said that he waited with the delegates and INEC officials till 7 p.m. on the primary election day without witnessing the election.

He, therefore, asked Justice Inyang Ekwo to nullify the purported primary election and order a fresh one or to order the party to refund him the N23 million paid for the nomination and expression of interest forms.

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