The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the November 6 Anambra governorship election, Senator Andy Uba, has rejected the judgement of Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court that nullified his nomination as the candidate of the party.
In a statement by the Deputy Director, Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organization (SAUGCO), Ikechukwu Emeka Onyia, said Andy Uba will appeal the judgment.
One of the APC governorship aspirants, George Moghalu, had dragged Andy Uba and the party to court challenging the that threw up Uba as the governorship candidate of the APC at the just conducted election.
The Federal High Court in Abuja had on Monday nullified Senator Andy Uba’s participation in the Anambra State governorship election.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, held that Uba was never a candidate in the election, having emerged from an illegally conducted primary election by the APC.
The judge held that the plaintiff, George Moghalu, succeeded in proving that the APC did not conduct a valid primary election from which Uba claimed to have emerged as the party’s candidate.
Uba said despite every odd he is confident that he will get justice at the court of appeal.
“While we remain law-abiding in the face of the latest development, it is rather not surprising to many that the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, members could turn themselves as the spokespersons of the Federal High Court with their tented report about the judgement and abuse of our the party, APC with a view to blur and distort this grave miscarriage of justice because they (APGA) are to be the direct beneficiaries of the 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.”
He urged the APGA-led government of Anambra State to keep itself busy with challenges facing the state rather than investing in stopping Uba.