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BREAKING: Supreme court declares Soludo as APGA candidate in Anambra elections

By Emeka Opara, October 14, 2021

Newwavereporters have gathered that the Supreme Court has on Friday, October 14, affirmed the candidacy of Professor Charles Soludo, as the flag bearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 6 Anambra gubernatorial polls.

The apex court also confirmed Victor Oye as the National Chairman of the party.

Recall that a Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had in September ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise Soludo as the candidate of the APGA.

The three-member panel headed by President of the Appeal Court, Monica Dongban Mensem, had also declared Victor Oye as National Chairman of the party.

Justice Jummai Sankey, while delivering ruling on the appeal filed against Sylvester Ezeokenwa and five others, held in a unanimous decision that the appeal constituted an abuse of court process, having been bound by the decision of the Kano division of the Court of Appeal that affirmed Chief Oye as APGA National Chairman.

The panel said it lacks jurisdiction to do what the appeal by Chief Edozie Njoku and Chinedu Okoro was seeking as it can not sit on appeal of its previous decision.

The sum of N10 million was therefore awarded against the appellants, in favour of Sylvester Ezeokenwa and All progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) who are the first and second respondents in the appeal.

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