Court fails to declare Onuigbo APC Abia Central senatorial candidate
The Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State capital, yesterday, refused to declare serving member in the House of Representatives for Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, Sam Onuigbo, the authentic All Progressives Congress (APC) Abia Central Senatorial candidate for 2023 general elections.
The court, presided over by Justice Evelyn Anyadike, however, was silent on declaring Emeka Atuma the authentic candidate in place of Onuigbo.
Onuigbo had filed a suit challenging Atuma’s presentation by APC as candidate despite the fact that Atuma contested and lost in the party’s governorship primary, as well as not participating in the senatorial primary.
Onuigbo, in his suit, urged the Federal High Court to declare him the party’s candidate, having, according to him, won the party’s primary conducted of May 28 and 29, 2022.