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Court sacks Martin Apugo as APC candidate



A Justice Daniel Osiagor-drove Federal High Court in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, has sacked Ikechukwu Martins Apugo, as the All Progressives Congress (APC) contender for Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency in the closed 2019 National Assembly decision in the state.

Equity Osiagor decided for a pre-race suit documented by previous Speaker of the State House of Assembly and one of the APC competitors in the 2018 essential decision, Rt. Hon. Stanley Ohazuruka, testing the qualification of Apugo.

Perusing his judgment, Justice Osiagor stated, “APC law says that it is just the Collation Officer that can declare the aftereffects of the essential race. That the declaration must be made in Abuja, after ordering the outcomes. The grouping officer affirmed as The Plaintiff’s Witness as (PW1), telling the court that whatever other records that any individual conveys or will convey to the court according to the outcomes are phony.

“In the wake of affirming, the offended party’s observer couldn’t see delicate any unique outcome sheets marked by him and the APC National Chairman as a result for Mazurka. That after gathering of the outcomes, the secretary of APC ordered and reported the issue here in Umuahia. It negated the proof demonstration and APC law. INEC couldn’t demonstrate that Apugo won the crucial decision.

“The law considered it fit and vital that crucial decision does not relate with the constituent demonstration 2010 as corrected. On this ground, the essential race is like this canceled. The gathering (APC) should direct crisp essential race in Umuahia South electorate, so that, the substantive applicant will develop.”

Responding in a meeting with reporters soon after the judgment on Tuesday at the court premises, Apugo blamed the situation of the Justice Osiagor-drove council, dropping the primaries.

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Apugo stated, “The judge did it to say he gave judgment. Thus, we are still where we are. Also, once more, I heard that he stated, he is invalidating the primaries. How might he convey judgment? No one request that he cancel the essential race.

“The general population that conveyed the issue to the court did not request invalidation; including me. What we need is either pronounce this individual champ or the other individual victor of the primaries. Furthermore, you didn’t pronounce anyone the champ; he (judge) said he repealed the crucial decision. Things being what they are, I’m not catching it’s meaning? That implies it is neither all over.”

Review that Ohajuruka had hauled Apugo to court over the result of the crucial decision.

Ohajuruka had requested that the court pronounce him the victor of October 5, 2018, primaries of the APC following the over the top apparatus that defaced the activity.


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