The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has affirmed Uche Ogah, as the duly nominated candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the 2019 governorship election in Abia State.
Justice Anule Chikere in his ruling on Friday, held that the primary conducted by the party’s national executive was valid and recognized by Section 87 of the Electoral Act.
She also held that the primary conducted by the state executive of the APC was illegal, null and void.
In conclusion, Justice Chikere barred INEC from substituting the name of Ogah with any other candidate.
Ogah had taken the APC and the candidate nominated by the party’s executive in the state, Ikechi Emenike, to court, asking it to decide which of them was the validly nominated candidate.Source: