Supreme Court sitting in Abuja has declared Mr Valentine Ozigbo the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
The apex court, in a judgement delivered at the Supreme Court Complex in Abuja on Thursday, October 21, reportedly threw out all the challenges to Ozigbo’s candidacy and awarded damage of N5 million against Senator Ugochukwu Uba.
The panel of justices, led by His Lordship, Justice Inyang Okoro, according to the report, affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal Awka Division delivered on September 3, which declared Ozigbo the authentic governorship candidate of the PDP.
Mr Ozigbo was present at the Supreme Court along with former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, and Senate Minority Leader Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.
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Meanwhile, the PDP Screening Sub-Committee has disqualified Professor Wale Oladipo, Dr Olafeso Eddy and Okey Muo-Aroh from contesting for positions in the National Working Committee.
Professor Wale Oladipo from Osun State who wanted to contest for the position of Deputy National Chairman South, Okey Muo-Aroh from Anambra State who was an aspirant for the position of National Secretary, and Dr Olafeso Eddy from Ondo State for National Publicity Secretary.
The trio disqualification was announced by the Chairman of the National Convention Organising Committee, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State.
He stated this during the official Media Launch of the 2021 National Convention Logo and Promotional Materials, at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja, on Thursday.
Giving reasons for their disqualification, Governor Fintiri accused the trio of dragging the opposition party to court to halt the national convention.
He stated that Oladipo, Eddy and Muo-Aroh failed to exhaust the internal conflicts resolution mechanism as provided for in the PDP Constitution.
According to Fintiri, 27 other aspirants were cleared to contest at the convention while one withdrew from the race.