Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has ordered INEC to recognize Prof. Charles Soludo as the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA in the November 6, Anambra governorship polls.
The three-member Justices’ panel headed by President of the Appeal Court, Monica Dongban Mensem also declared Victor Oye National Chairman of APGA.
Justice Jummai Sankey while delivering a ruling on the appeal filed against Sylvester Ezeokenwa and five others, the court in a unanimous decision held that the appeal constituted an abuse of court process, having been bound by the decision of the Kano division affirming Chief Oye as Party chairman.
The panel said it lacks jurisdiction to do what the appeal by Chief Edozie Njoku and Chinedu Okoro was seeking as it cannot sit on appeal of its previous decision.
The sum of ten million Naira was therefore awarded against the appellants, in favour of Sylvester Ezeokenwa and All progressive Grand Alliance APGA who are the first and second respondents in the appeal.