Andy Uba’s participation in Anambra poll null and void — Supreme Court

Andy Uba

The Supreme Court has upheld the judgement of the Court of Appeal which nullified the participation of Senator Andy Uba in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.

Ruling on Tuesday, a five-member panel of the court held that the All Progressives Congress breached its guidelines for the conduct of primaries and failed to conduct a valid primary from which Uba emerged as the party’s candidate.

On February 23, 2022, the Appeal Court upheld the December 20, 2021 judgement by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

In his judgment, Justice Ekwo held among others that Uba was never a candidate in the election, having emerged from an illegally conducted primary election held by the APC.

Ekwo held that since the election was conducted illegally, the APC cannot be a beneficiary of the governorship poll which produced the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate Prof. Charles Soludo as the winner.