AN Owerri Excessive Courtroom on Thursday declared Chukwuma Umeoji, of the Chief Jude Okeke-led faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance because the genuine candidate of the celebration for the November 6, Anambra State governorship election.
The courtroom struck out a contemporary go well with introduced by the Victor Oye-led APGA faction asking the Courtroom to reverse its earlier judgement given in favour of the Okeke-led nationwide govt which emerged on the celebration’s nationwide conference held in Owerri Conference.
The courtroom additionally directed INEC to just accept and proceed to acknowledge and publish the identify of Umeoji as APGA’s candidate for the polls.
This ruling was sequel to an utility for keep of execution and depart to attraction filed by Oye whereby the courtroom granted him depart to attraction however refused to grant the order for keep of execution however fairly went forward to reaffirm its earlier judgment.
The courtroom held that INEC should adjust to its Order declaring Umeoji as candidate and due to this fact has a authorized obligation to proceed to hold out, obey and adjust to the extant, legitimate and subsisting Judgment of the courtroom delivered on twenty eighth July, 2021 pending the ultimate willpower of the attraction filed by Victor Oye at Attraction Courtroom Owerri.
Recall that the Courtroom of Attraction Kano Division had on the tenth of August, 2021 put aside one other judgment of the Jigawa Excessive Courtroom which additionally held that Chief Jude Okeke is Nationwide Chairman of APGA and solely governorship Congress held by him must be legitimate with out making any orders as to who must be candidate of the celebration.
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