A federal high court in Abuja has nullified the Abia All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship primary election held on May 29.
Ibe had polled 283 votes to defeat other contestants, including his closest rival, Etigwe Uwa, who scored 148 votes.
Chikwe Udensi, another governorship aspirant, scored 36 votes.
Aggrieved, Udensi approached the court to challenge the outcome of the primary.
He prayed the court to declare him the winner of the APGA gubernatorial primary election, or alternatively, order the conduct of a fresh election.
In a judgment issued on Thursday, Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, ordered that a fresh primary election should be conducted within 14 days.
Nyako held that from the evidence and testimonies of witnesses, the governorship primary was flawed and marred by irregularities.
She consequently nullified the election and ordered the party to conduct another exercise.
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‘The rock upon which Nigeria will stand’ — southern and middle belt leaders endorse Peter Obi
The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has endorsed Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).
The decision was announced on Thursday in a communique read by John Nwodo, the immediate past president-general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, at the end of a meeting of the forum in Abuja.
The SMBLF, chaired by Edwin Clark, is made up of leaders from the middle-belt area, as well as groups including the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere, and the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF).
“That we give our unalloyed vote of thanks to our father and leader, Chief Edwin Clark, for his boldness, his sagacity, his tenacity, and his relentlessness in pursuing the aims and aspirations of this organisation,” the communique reads.
“That we warn all those who want to change the hands of the clock of Nigeria by doing anything that will derail a peaceful transition to the next civilian government of this country, that we shall rise like one man in defence of the ballot box and that Nigerians must go to vote.
“This we have resolved today and we enjoin other Nigerians who do not belong to our organisation to join us in realising this for the betterment of Nigeria: Peter Obi is your son and he is the rock upon which Nigeria will stand.”
Also in attendance at the SMBLF meeting were Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere leader; and Bittus Pogu, president of the Middle Belt Forum.
JUST IN: Supreme court sacks Emmanuel Bwacha as Taraba APC guber candidate
The supreme court has nullified the nomination of Emmanuel Bwacha as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba state.
Delivering judgment on Wednesday, a five-member panel led by Kudirat Kekere-Ekun affirmed the verdict of the federal high court which held that the APC did not conduct any valid governorship primary in the state.
On September 20, a federal high court in Jalingo, Taraba state, sacked Bwacha as the APC’s governorship candidate.
David Sabo Kente, one of the aspirants, had filed the suit against Bwacha’s candidature.
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