POLITICS

Anambra Election: High Court Disqualifies Sen. Andy Uba, APC

A Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday, disqualified Sen. Andy  Uba as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 2021 Anambra Gubernatorial election.

The court also declared that APC had no candidate for the Anambra election.

According to the Judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, Uba’s participation in the November poll was void.

Justice Ekwo noted that George Moghalu has succeeded in proving that the APC did not conduct a valid primary election in which Uba claimed to have emerged as the party’s candidate.

He then 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 N22.5m which is the amount he paid for expression of interest and nomination forms since the party failed to conduct a valid primary.

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.

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