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  • Updated: November 02, 2022

Abia APC Guber Tussle: Eke Appeals Ruling Affirming Emenike As Candidate

Chief Dan Eke has approached the Appeal Court, Owerri Division to seek the nullification of Chief Ikechi Emenike and Uche Ogah’s candidacy.

Eke filed his appeal through his Counsel, Obinna Nkume.

He vowed to pursue the matter until justice is served.

The Federal High Court in Umuahia had on October 7 dismissed Eke’s suit challenging the outcomes of the parallele primaries that produced both Emenike and Uche Ogah as governorship candidates.

As it stands, the National leadership of the party has recognised Emenike as the party’s authentic flag bearer.

The Court presided over by Justice  Evelyn Anyadike, had ruled that Eke lacked the locus standi to challenge the outcome of the primaries having not participated in any of the exercises.

While Ogah conducted direct primary, Chief Emenike emerged through indirect primary. This has sparked legal fireworks between the two politicians.

However, Eke had alleged that both primaries were not conducted in compliance with Section 84 (14) of the Electoral Act, the APC Constitution as well as the guidelines of the NWC for the May 26 primaries.

Chief Eke urged the Appellate court to set aside the judgment of the trial judge and sustain his reliefs.

He averred that the trial judge “erred in law” on six grounds, including denying him of the locus standi to sue and dismissing his suit without looking into its merit, amongst others.

Eke further declared that the decision by the trial judge that he did not participate in the APC primaries “occasioned a miscarriage of justice in the matter”.


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