By Henry Umoru
The ambitions of Chief Chris Ubah,Chief Annie Okonkwo and Prince John Emeka to represent Anambra South,Anambra Central and Anambra North, respectively on the
platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in the eighth Senate, may have hit the rocks.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja yesterday sacked the Ejike Oguebego-led Executive Committee of the State PDP that organised the primaries which led to the emergence of the trio and others as the party’s candidates in this month’s elections.
The Court also set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja which proclaimed the Ejike Oguebego-led executive committee as the true leadership of PDP in Anambra State as well as the Federal High Court’s decision which voided the Colonel Augustine Akunbundo-led caretaker/ad-hoc committee set up PDP to run the affairs of its Anambra chapter.
Besides, the Court of Appeal restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from accepting the list of candidates that emanated from the primaries conducted by the caretaker committee, saying only the national leadership of the party may submit names of its candidates to INEC.
With the development, the national headquarters of the party will have no option than to present incumbent Senator Andy Ubah, former minister Stella Oduah and House of Representatives member Uche Ekwunife as senatorial candidates for the state since they emerged through the primaries conducted by the Augustine Akunbundo caretaker / adhoc committee.