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Anambra Central Senatorial Seat: PDP Heads To Supreme Court

PDP took to the Supreme Court to challenge the court judgement delivered by Appeal Court disqualifying PDP from taking part on the rerun election.
Victor Umeh Defeated Peter Obi At Court Of Appeal Over Anambra Central Senatorial District Tussle

The Peoples Democratic party [PDP] has taken to the Supreme Court to challenge the “favourable” court judgement delivered by the Appeal Court in Abuja on Monday in favour of the All Progressives Grand Alliance [APGA]’s candidate for the election, Chief Victor Umeh.

The court had reserved the plea of Chief Umeh and disqualified PDP from taking part on the rerun election.

According to our correspondent, Mr Eneh Victor Chigozie‎, PDP filed a notice of appeal at the Supreme Court challenging the decision of Appellate Court.

PDP had also told the Independent national Electoral Commission [INEC] to ‘hold on until the Apex Court rules’.

The Appellate Court dismissed the judgement of Justice Anuli Chikere of Federal High Court, Abuja delivered on February 28, 2016.

The judgement had ordered INEC to include PDP on the ballot.

PDP not satisfied with the judgement of the Appeal Court has gone to the Supreme Court to challenge it.

INEC has not made any categorical statement whether or not to wait till the Supreme Court determines the appeal before conducting the rerun election.

Meanwhile, Elombah.com gathered that INEC told the Appeal Court Judges that the Commission has not dismantled its election structures and logistics, such as polling booths and personnel.

The said structures and logistics were used on the Anambra State November 18 governorship election.

INEC stated that as soon as judgement was given on the Anambra Central Senatorial election case before it, the electoral umpire would activate those structures on ground and conduct the rerun.

Apart from PDP, APC has an appeal pending on the same Anambra Central Senatorial election. 

The APC is insisting on substituting Dr Chris Ngige, the candidate of the party, with Barr Sharon Ikeazor.


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