JUST IN: Supreme Court judgment affirms Ifeanyi Odii as PDP Governorship Candidate In Ebonyi

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A five-man panel headed by Justice Amina Augie of the Supreme Court has affirmed Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii as the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming Ebonyi governorship election.

Odii and Joseph Ogba had faced a legal battle over who was validly elected as the party’s candidate for the 2023 governorship election in the party’s primary that took place at different locations in the state.

The Apex Court further struck out the judgement of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which had declared Senator Obinna Ogba, as the Governorship Candidate

The Supreme Court in its judgment noted that senator Ogba did not have the right of Appeal because he was not part of the suit when the matter came up at the trial court in Abakaliki, where Ogba’s candidature was upturned.

Ifeanyi Odii, was elected the party’s governorship ‘candidate’ during a canceled primary held between May 28th and 29th, 2022.

At a rescheduled primaries held on June 4th and 5th, 2022, Senator Ogba was declared winner, and Odii approached a Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki which upturned Ogba’s candidature, necessitating Ogba to approach the Court of Appeal.

The Appellate court there after ruled in his favor, however, today’s judgment therefore annuls the Ogba’s candidature and makes Ifeanyi Odii, the authentic candidate of the PDP for the Ebonyi state governorship polls.




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