The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, voided the participation of Mr Andy Uba in the last governorship election in Anambra State as the flagbearear of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a judgement, a five-member panel of the court held that the APC breached its guidelines for the conduct of primaries and therefore failed to conduct valid primary which produced Uba as the party’s candidate in the Anambra governorship election.
The apex court affirmed the February 23, 2022 judgment of the Court of Appeal, which upheld the December 20, 2021 judgment by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The Supreme Court then dismissed Uba and APC’s appeals marked: SC/CV/240/2022 and SC/CV/241/2022.
Justice Ekwo, in his December 20, 2021 judgement had held, among others, that Uba was never a candidate in the election held on November 6, 2021, having emerged from an illegally conducted primary election held by the APC.
The judge had held that the plaintiff, in the case marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/648/201, George Moghalu (an APC aspirant for the election) succeeded in proving that the APC did not conduct a valid primary election from which Uba claimed to have emerged as the party’s candidate.