Appeal Court: Ozigbo is PDP’s Guber Candidate in Anambra


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The Court of Appeal, Abuja, has declared Valentine Ozigbo as the authentic candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.

The appellate court made the declaration yesterday while delivering ruling in two appeals filed against the judgment of Justice Obiora Nwabunike of Anambra State High Court in Awka, which recognised Senator Ugochukwu Uba as the party’s candidate in the November 6 governorship poll.

Both Ozigbo and the PDP, in two separate suits marked: CA/AW/223/2021 and CA/AW/234/2021, had approached the appellate court to challenge the decision of Justice Nwabunike, on the grounds that the lower court erred in law when it arrived at a decision affirming Uba as candidate of the PDP in the forthcoming election.

While the PDP in its own suit argued that it conducted its primary in accordance…

Source: Thisday Newspaper