THE Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to nullify the candidacy of Andy Uba as the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming governorship election in the state as no primary was held at the stipulated period.
An aggrieved party aspirant, George Muoghalu, who filed the suit alleged that the Electoral Act and APC guidelines were breached during the APC primary election in June.
Muoghalu had through his counsel, Chris Uche (SAN) said he bought Nomination Form for N23million to contest the primary election but claimed no election known to law was conducted by the party.
The counsel tendered the report of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which
confirmed no primary was conducted within the stipulated time.
The plaintiff averted that the delegates and INEC officials waited till 7 pm on Election Day, cited section 87 of the Electoral Act and guidelines stipulating that primary election must be conducted between 8 am and 4 pm.
He stated that when it became clear the primary will not hold, he, the delegates and INEC officials left the venue at 7pm. “We left the venue when the reality dawned on us that no election would be conducted after all”.
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