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Court Nullifies Andy Uba’s Participation in Anambra Guber Poll

Senator Andy Uba’s participation in the governorship election held in Anambra State on November 6 is ultra vires, null and void, says Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja.

In a judgment delivered, on Monday, the Justice Ekwo held that Sen. Uba was never a candidate in the election having emerged from an illegally conducted primary election by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Justice Ekwo added that the plaintiff, George Moghalu 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.

The judge further ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to delete Uba from its record as a candidate in the election and ordered the APC to refund to Moghalu, the sum of N22.5 million, which is the amount he paid for expression of interest and nomination forms since the party failed to conduct a valid primary.

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