Court dismisses suit against Soludo’s election in Anambra

Charles Soludo

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a case against the election of former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Prof. Charles Soludo as governor-elect of Anambra State.

The plaintiffs Adindu Valentine and Egwudike Chukwuebuka had asked the court to nullify Soludo’s election on the allegation that he presented false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during registration.

They claimed that Soludo and his running mate Onyeka Ibezim had filled in different elective positions in their nomination forms.

The parties claimed the governor-elect stated that he was contesting the Aguata II Constituency seat, while the deputy governor-elect stated that he was contending for the Awka II Constituency seat in the forms they submitted to INEC.

However, Justice Taiwo Taiwo dismissed the suit and awarded a sum of N2 million against the plaintiffs.