Supreme Court Invalidates Uba’s Participation In Anambra Governorship Election


The Supreme Court on Tuesday nullified the participation of Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 2021, Governorship Election in Anambra State.

In a unanimous judgment, a five-member panel of the Supreme Court ruled that the APC breached its own guidelines for the conduct of primary election following its failure to conduct a valid primary from which Andy Uba emerged as the party’s governorship candidate in the election.

The apex Court therefore affirmed the February 23, 2022 judgment of the Court of Appeal, which upheld the December 20, 2021 judgment by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The Supreme Court also dismissed the appeals filed by Senator Andy Uba and the APC, marked: SC/CV/240/2022 and SC/CV/241/2022.

Justice Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on December 20, 2021, ruled among others that Senator Uba was never a candidate in the election held on November 6, 2021, having emerged from an illegally conducted party primary election by the APC.

The Federal High Court also ruled that the plaintiff in the case marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/648/201, George Moghalu (an APC aspirant for the election) 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.


Similar Posts

Leave a Reply