The Court docket of Attraction, Abuja has introduced Valentine Oziigbo because the genuine candidate of the Individuals’s Democratic Celebration (PDP) within the November 6 governorship election in Nigeria’s southeastern Anambra State.
The Appellate Court docket in a unanimous determination additionally put aside the choice of Justice A. O. Nwabunike of a Excessive Court docket of Anambra State which had earlier declared Senator Ugochukwu Uba as PDP’s candidate.
President of the Court docket of Attraction, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem whereas delivering the judgement avered that the first election held on the professor Dora Akunyuli Girls Middle, Awka, which produced Ozigbo as PDP candidate, was performed in keeping with the regulation and tips of the get together.
She described the parallel major held at Saint Paul College as an aberration and berated Justice Nwabunike for sitting as an appellate courtroom over the judgment of Justice Adeniyi of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Excessive Court docket.
Justice Dongban-Mensem urged INEC to not be distracted whereas getting ready for the election. Based on her, the Fee ought to look forward to the choice of the ultimate courtroom within the land and mustn’t hurriedly rush to adjust to the judgment of a trial courtroom.
The panel took turns to take swipes on legal professionals who allow litigants to abuse the courtroom’s processes, stressing that related our bodies just like the NJC and NBA should take decisive actions towards culprits.
The Court docket accordingly awarded a value of N10 million towards Uba in favour of Ozigbo.