The Supreme Court has affirmed Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the forthcoming Anambra election slated to hold on Saturday, November 6.
Channels TV reported that the five-man panel led by Justice Mary Odili gave the judgement in favour of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday,October 14.
Recalls that Soludo emerged from the primary election that was organised by the Chief Victor Oye-led faction of the party.
Thursday’s ruling ends the long-running battle over the leadership of the party and candidature for the Anambra guber poll.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has reacted to the defection of the deputy governor of Anambra state, Dr Nkem Okeke, to the All Progressives Congress (APC)
The National publicity secretary of the party, Barister Tex Okechukwu, in a statement released on Wednesday, October 13, in Abuja, said Okeke's defection will not jeopardise APGA's chances in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state, Channels TV reported.
Okechukwu noted that the defection was long expected,adding that the deputy governor had been holding a grudge against everyone over his inability to secure the party’s governorship ticket.
He said:“The deputy governor had thought that the governor (Willie Obiano) and the party were going to hand over the governorship ticket of the party in the last primary to him on a platter.
“When that didn’t happen, he started behaving abnormally, even to the point of insubordination and dereliction of duties.”
Okechukwu viewed the exit of the deputy governor, without formal notification to the party or his principal, as uncalled for, ill-timed and ill-advised as the governor had always treated him with respect, love and consideration.
He said: "The party frowned at the desperation being exhibited by the opposition APC in the build-up to the November 6 Anambra State Governorship Election, calling on all members of the party to remain united to ensure that APGA won the election with wider margins.
In another report, the founder of the Centre for Psychic and Healing Administration (CPHA), Flora Ilonzo has advised politicians who might be plotting to rig the November 6,election in Anambra state to perish such an idea.
According to her, anybody who rigs the poll may die painfully in an air crash. She said that the warning became necessary because everyone needed to know the consequences of such action, The Sun News reported.
Ilonzo warned politicians jumping from one political party to the other to quickly return to their former parties before the November 6 poll or get ready to witness doom even in their families.
Flora Ilonzo, who also cautioned politicians against using the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) or thugs to alter the outcome of the poll, said the ghosts of the people killed and dumped in Ezu River and the victims of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were crying for justice.
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