The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Anambra governorship election, Senator Andy Uba, says his candidacy is legal and constitutional.
He added that the APC primaries which saw him emerge as the party’s governorship candidate in the November 6 election remain valid.
Uba made this known in a statement issued on Monday by the spokesman of the Senator Andy Uba Governorship Organisation (SAUGCO), Ikechukwu Emeka Onyia.
According to Onyia, Uba and the APC will appeal the judgment, adding that the court decision was not in the best interest of the Anambra people.
Onyia argued that the plans by APGA against Andy Uba and APC will fail, saying the judgement will stop the APC candidate from proving his petition at the tribunal.
He said, “While we remain law-abiding in the face of the latest development, It is rather not surprising to many that the APGA members could turn themselves as the spokespersons of the Federal High Court with their tented report about the judgment and abuse of our party, APC with a view to blur and distort this grave miscarriage of justice because they(APGA) are to be the direct beneficiaries of judgement.
“The APGA part in this script appears very glaring. Of course, they are aware that they have a bad case in the tribunal and are doing everything possible to take Andy Uba and APC out from the tribunal, but they will fail.
“We are not surprised that APGA members are celebrating the Justice Ekwo judgement like a child that received Christmas clothe from his father. They believe that the judgement will stop Andy Uba from proving his petition at the tribunal. The good thing is that this is not the last court in this instant. We are heading to appeal court to prove them wrong.”
Newspot earlier reported that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, had ruled that Senator Andy Uba is not a valid candidate of the APC for the 2021 Anambra governorship election held on November 6.
The court in a ruling on Monday by the presiding judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo said the APC didn’t conduct a valid primary election.
Ekwo further instructed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to delete all records about Uba’s participation in the Anambra governorship polls from its records.
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