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A’Court: Uba’s suit divides Anambra

By Vincent Ujumadu

AWKA—The suit by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the April 14, 2007 election in Anambra State, before the Court of Appeal, Enugu, in which he is praying the court to declare that his 2007 election stands,  has divided the people of the state.

While the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law, a civil society organisation, argued that the matter was capable of generating judicial anarchy, a chieftain of the PDP in the state,  Chief Edwin Okwuosa wants the party to reflect on the contributions of Uba towards the development of the party.

The former presidential aide is seeking for an order of the court, confirming him as the duly elected Governor of Anambra State by virtue of the April 2007 election,  when the tenure of Governor Peter Obi elapses on March 17, 2010.

He had predicated his latest application on the earlier decision of the court, which had ruled that his election stands.

According to the chairman of Intersociety, Mr. Emeka Umeagbalasi, “it is very obvious that supremacy contest now exists between the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, with respect to the said subject matter. While the Supreme Court had invalidated the said governorship election, the Court of Appeal says it stands.”


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