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Emenike Reaffirmed As APC Abia Guber Candidate By A’Court

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The governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Ikechi Emenike, has recorded another major victory as the Court of Appeal, Owerri Division, reaffirmed his candidacy.

The appellate court in delivering its judgment on Wednesday dismissed an appeal filed by Daniel Eke Vs APC & ORS in Appeal No.CA/OW/419/2022.

The Eastern Updates reports that Eke, who was a governorship aspirant on the platform of APC in Abia had challenged the outcome of the May 26, 2022 primary on the grounds that the process did not comply with both the Electoral Act and party guidelines.

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He lost the case at the Federal High Court, Umuahia, where it was dismissed by Justice Evelyn Anyadike on the grounds that he lacked the locus to institute the matter.

Not done, Eke went to the Appeal Court, Owerri to challenge the verdict of the court of the first instance.

In the judgment read by Justice Pemu Rita Nosakhare, the three judges in the appeal panel unanimously held that the indirect primary conducted by APC that produced Emenike as the gubernatorial candidate of APC in Abia State was valid. 

Meanwhile, ahead of next year’s general election, Mr. Ifeanyi Odii has reacted to the speculation trending in the state that he was drafted into the contest by Governor David Umahi to destabilise the party and make it easier for the APC candidate, Francis Nwifuru, to win the 2023 gubernatorial election.

Odii who hails from the old Ohaozara political bloc of Ebonyi South Senatorial district with Governor Umahi, shocked Ebonyians when he roundly defeated all the aspirants from Ebonyi North and Central Senatorial districts to clinch the PDP gubernatorial ticket.

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