An Imo State Excessive Courtroom sitting in Owerri has declared Chukwuma Umeoji because the genuine candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance within the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State, asking the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee to recognise him as such.
Justice B. C. Iheka made the declaration on Wednesday within the order he issued on the go well with filed by Chike Dike in opposition to the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, All Progressives Grand Alliance and Jude Okeke, as the primary, second and third respondents, respectively.
A former Governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, had emerged the candidate of the Victor Oye-led APGA faction loyal to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State.
However Justice Iheka, in his judgment on the case with Go well with Quantity: HOW/543/2021, declared that, “The plaintiff’s claims are hereby dismissed.”
The judgment, a licensed true copy of which our correspondent sighted, partly learn, “The third defendant is entitled to consequential orders, and I declare and order as follows: that the third defendant is a sound member of the second defendant and, due to this fact, based mostly on Article 7(4) of the Structure, the second defendant is entitled to all of the rights and privileges pertaining to such membership.
“That the Nationwide Conference of APGA held at Owerri, Imo State, thirty first Could, 2019, is legitimate, lawful and in accordance with the orders of the courtroom and the regulation.
“That the election of the nationwide officers of APGA, together with the election of the third defendant because the Deputy Nationwide Chairman (South) on the Nationwide Conference of the get together held on thirty first Could, 2019, at Owerri, Imo State, is legitimate and lawful.”
Justice Iheka additional dominated that, “the suspension of the previous Nationwide Chairman of the get together, Edozie Njoku, is legitimate and subsisting, and in compliance with the get together structure.”
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