Governorship poll: Anambra court reinstates Soludo as APGA’s candidate

Governorship poll: Anambra court reinstates Soludo as APGA’s candidate

An Anambra High Court sitting on Monday reinstated former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Prof. Charles Soludo as the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the forthcoming November 6 governorship poll.

Recall that last Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had removed the name of Soludo from the list of candidates released for the forthcoming governorship election.

In his place, the INEC listed the names of Chukwuma Michael Umeoji as the governorship candidate for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) while Urogbu Obiageli Lilian was listed as the deputy governor.

However, in a judgement on Monday, an Anambra high court ordered INEC to publish Soludo's name immediately and deal exclusively with him as APGA's candidate.

The court also ordered INEC to remove the name of Umeoji, warning that he should stop parading himself as candidate of APGA.

The court also reaffirmed Victor Ike Oye as the indisputable National Chairman of APGA.

It further ordered Edozie Njoku and Jude Okeke to stop parading themselves as national chairmen of APGA.

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