APC Summons Uba, Others Over Primary Election in Anambra says ‘status quo’ Remains 

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A Federal High Court in Anambra State, has ordered the All Progressives Congress APC in the State to maintain ‘Status quo’ in the interest of justice, pending the hearing and determination of originating summons  over the the governorship primary held on June 26
The Court also during it’s sitting on Thursday,  summoned Senator Andy Uba over the party’s governorship primary election in Anambra state.
One of the governorship aspirants and President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Chief Maxwell S. Okoye had approached the court over the outcome of the primary
He had gone to obtain an interim junction order restraining APC and the Chairman of APC primary election committee and governor of Ogun state Prince  Dapo Abiodun from forwarding the name of Uba as standard bearer of the party in the forthcoming governorship election.
Okoye, also sought the court order to restrain Uba from parading himself as candidate of APC pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice
 Furthermore, the aspirant  prayed the court to direct APC and INEC to forward, recognize and publish his name (Okoye) as standard bearer of the party for the election based on APC primary election result attached to the application as exhibit M to M20.
The presiding judge, Justice H. A. Nganjiwa after hearing from counsels to Okoye, B. O Okpemandu and Oge Nwankwo, refused to grant the three reliefs sought by Okoye.
But ordered according, “the plaintiff/applicant is asked to put the defendants on notice and they should come and show cause why this order should not be granted pending the hearing and determination of the originating summons.
“The originating summons and order of court be served on all the defendants. In view of the provisions of Section 87 (10) of the Electoral Act, 2010, it is hereby ordered that the parties to maintain status quo in the interest of justice pending the hearing and determination of originating summons.”
Justice Nganjiwa, therefore,  adjourned the matter till Monday July 19, 2021 for mention.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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