Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has nullified Senator Andy Uba’s participation in the Governorship Election held in Anambra State on 6 Nov.
In a judgment on Monday, the Judge held that Uba was never a candidate in the election, having emerged from an illegally conducted primary election by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Justice Ekwo added that the plaintiff, George Moghalu, succeeded in proving that the APC did not conduct a valid primary election from which Uba claimed to have emerged as the party’s candidate.
The judge further ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to delete Uba from its record as a candidate in the election and ordered the APC to refund to Moghalu, the sum of N22.5 million, which is the amount he paid for expression of interest and nomination forms since the party failed to conduct a valid primary.
Anambra governorship election which was held on November 8, 2021, saw the emergence of Prof Charles Soludo, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), as the state governor.
Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (Mr Valentine Ozigbo) and Young Progressives Party (Senator Ifeanyi Ubah) each won a local government but the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Andy Uba, was unable to win any local government in the election.