Court Nullifies Anambra APC Primary
…Says Andy Uba’s Emergence Is Illegal
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has nullified the All Progressives Congress(APC) governorship primary in Anambra State and that the emergence of the APC flag bearer as the winner of the primary was illegal.
The court presided over by Justice Inyang Ekwo,, stated that Uba’s participation in the November 6 governorship election was null and void.
Justice Ekwo stated 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.
Delivering judgment today, Monday, Justice Ekwo held that Uba was never a candidate in the election having emerged from an illegally conducted primary election.
The court 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.
Recalled that at the direct primary which has now been annulled, Uba scored 230,000 votes but only managed to garner some 43,000 votes at the main election which was won by Prof. Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA).