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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday sacked Chijioke Edeoga as the governorship candidate of the Labour Party for Enugu State in a move that has thrown the party into confusion.
The Eastern Updates recalls that Evarest Nnaji, popularly referred to as Odengene had approached the Abuja court to challenge the May primary election that produced Chijioke as the party’s candidate.
Justice Evelyn Maha who dismissed the primary election ordered the party to conduct a fresh primary election within 14 days.
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The duo were members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but defected earlier in the year to battle for the LP ticket for the forthcoming governorship elections.
In another report, Labour Party has taken over the Enugu State Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of next year’s general elections.
Recall that in recent times, the APC in the State has been battling a series of crisis.
The situation actually got worse after the party’s congress which was she’d sometime last year following the emergence of Barr. Ugochukwu Agballah is the State chairman.
A delegation of the party’s stakeholders in the State were at the APC national Secretariat few weeks ago where they demanded the constitution of a caretaker committee.
However, Agballa dismissed the stakeholders, including the Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, and a former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani.
Ever since he emerged Chairman, Agballa has been operating from the South-East zonal office of the party.
Not long ago, the owner of the building housing the APC’s State Secretariat, located at No 126 Park Avenue, GRA Enugu, dragged the party to court over rent issues.
Labour Party has now finally unveiled the same building as its State Secretariat.