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BREAKING: Anambra guber: Court reinstates Soludo as APGA candidate

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A Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Awka State, the Anambra capital, has affirmed Charles Soludo, former governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN), because the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) forward of the governorship election within the state.

Recall that Soludo, who belongs to the Victor Oye-led faction of APGA had secured 740 votes to defeat Ezenwankwo Christopher, who polled 41 votes, whereas ThankGod Ibe had 4 votes, and Okolo Chibuzor acquired seven votes.

Nonetheless, a listing printed on July 16, by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) picked Michael Umeoji over Soludo because the standard-bearer for APGA.
INEC mentioned it based mostly its choice on a court docket orders.

Festus Okoye, INEC’s commissioner for Data and Voter training, revealed that Musa Ubale, choose of a excessive court docket in Jigawa State, had handed judgment in swimsuit JDU/022/21, upholding the suspension of Victor Oye and affirming Jude Okeke because the get together’s nationwide chairman on June 30, 2021.

Following the event, Chukwudi Okaa, presiding choose, whereas delivering judgment on the case on Monday held the opposite events within the swimsuit, comprising Jude Okeke, Edozie Njoku, and Chukwuma Umeoji, had been “meddlesome interlopers”.

The choose, due to this fact, affirmed Oye because the nationwide chairman of the get together, and ordered INEC to recognise Soludo because the APGA governorship candidate for Anambra.

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