Supreme Court upholds Soludo as APGA’s Anambra governorship candidate and Oye as National Chairman

Professor Chukwuma Soludo’s candidacy as the APGA’s governorship candidate in the Anambra governorship election on November 6, 2021 has been confirmed by the Supreme Court.

This follows a two-hour legal struggle between lawyers in Abuja on Thursday, October 14.

The top court also maintained the August 10 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division, which recognized Chief Victor Oye as the All Progressives Grand Alliance’s National Chairman and certified the Soludo primary election.

The appeal filed by one Jude Okeke was dismissed by a five-member panel of justices on the grounds that it was an abuse of court procedure.

Justice Mary Peter Odili, who delivered the lead judgment, awarded a sum of N1 million to be paid by Jude Okeke to APGA and Victor Oye.

Recall that the Victor Oye faction of the APGA conducted the primary that produced Prof Charles Soludo, as its governorship candidate in the forthcoming November 6, election in Anambra state.

According to the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, Kano Division, was right when it quashed a Jigawa State High Court judgement that recognised a parallel primary election that was conducted by the Jude Okeke-led faction of APGA.

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