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Supreme Court voids Andy Uba’s participation in Anambra governorship election

By Ameh Ochojila, Abuja
27 April 2022   |   2:49 am
The Supreme Court, yesterday, voided the participation of Andy Uba in the last governorship election held in Anambra State as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Andy Uba

The Supreme Court, yesterday, voided the participation of Andy Uba in the last governorship election held in Anambra State as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A five-member panel of the justices of the Supreme Court, held, in a judgment, that the APC breached its guidelines for the conduct of primaries and, thus, failed to conduct a valid primary from which Uba emerged as the party’s candidate in the Anambra governorship election.

The Supreme Court affirmed the February 23, 2022 judgment of the Court of Appeal, which upheld the December 20, 2021 judgment by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The apex court proceeded to dismiss the appeals filed by Andy Uba and the APC – marked: SC/CV/240/2022 and SC/CV/241/2022.

In December 20, 2021, Justice Ekwo had held, among others, that Uba was never a candidate in the election held on November 6, 2021, having emerged from an illegally conducted primary election held by APC.

Justice Ekwo held that the plaintiff, in the case marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/648/201, George Moghalu (an APC aspirant for the election) succeeded in proving that the APC did not conduct a valid primary election from which Uba claimed to have emerged as the party’s candidate.

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