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Ayogu Eze, not Ogara, is APC gov candidate- Appeal Court

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AYOGU EZE: Justice Ekwo’s ruling against me a ‘kabukabu’ judgment

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja Division on Thursday set aside the judgment delivered by the Federal High Court, in Abuja, which annulled the primary election that produced Senator Ayogu Eze as the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Enugu State.

The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, had on 5th February annulled the primary election that produced Senator Ayogu Eze, as the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Enugu State.

The 3- man panel led by Justice Abdul Aboki, held that the suit at the trial court was filed out of time, as stipulated by the section 285 which ought to be 14 days after the cause of action had taken place, but plaintiff ( George Ogara) filed on 13th November.

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The lower court had held that George Ogara emerged as the winner having scored the highest number of votes cast in the said direct primary election for Enugu State governorship aspirants and that it was consistent with and in compliance with the provisions of Section 87 (3) of the Electoral Acts.

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