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More trouble for APC, as court sacks its Enugu senatorial candidate

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More trouble for APC, as court sacks its Enugu senatorial candidate

The travails of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) keeps mounting ahead of the general election, as a Federal High Court in Enugu, on Tuesday sacked Prince Lawrence Eze of the APC as the Enugu East Senatorial candidate.

Justice Ibrahim who presided over the court stated that Lawrence was not a valid candidate of the party.

Another aspirant, Mrs. Adaku Ogbu-Aguocha who filed the suit, contended that she was the right candidate of the party after winning the party’s primary election but her name was wrongly replaced.

After providing evidence before the court that Eze was not a member of the party at the time the primary elections were conducted, Mrs Ogbu-Aguocha expressed that she became the 2nd runner up in the elections after another candidate, Mrs Uche Ezemba had stepped down after winning the primary.

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The court headed by Justice Buba reprimanded the plaintiff, Eze stating there was overwhelming evidence that Eze was still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he also contested for senatorial primary election.

He, however, ordered that Mrs. Adaku Ogbu-Aguocha be acknowledged by the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as the right candidate for the Saturday election. In a reaction, Ogbu described it as a “judgement against impunity in the system”, adding, that the judgment showed that there was justice in Nigeria.

‘’I can’t thank the judiciary enough for writers the wrong done to me and so many people in this country. “The judgment has affirmed what I always believed, which is that I’m the rightful candidate. Justice has been served today and I am very happy, I’m grateful to God. “

By Todimu Ogunade…

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