Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Senator Ayogu Eze, has appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to include his name in today (Saturday’s) governorship elections as directed by an Abuja Appeal Court.
Eze, who made the plea when he briefed newsmen in Enugu on Friday, claimed that the electoral body was yet to include his name as candidate in the race few hours to the election.
Further claiming that the removal of his name by INEC a few days before the Election Day was a clear move to punish him and create room for INEC’s preferred candidate and party, Eze expressed worries that “even after the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the Federal High Court which formed the basis for INEC’s action, the commission has bluntly refused to return my name to the final list on the INEC official portal 24 hours after they were served the order of the court,’’.
“INEC is colluding with unknown forces to rob me of my victory on the Saturday March 9 election,” he said.
A Federal High Court ruling had sacked Eze as the governorship candidate of the APC in Enugu State and ordered that INEC replace his name with his challenge, George Ogara.
But on Thursday, two days before governorship election, the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja and led by Justice Abdul Aboki, ruled that Eze remains the true governorship candidate of the APC in Enugu State.
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