Chuba Okadigbo’s widow, Margery wins Anambra North

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The supreme court of Nigeria has declared Lady
Margery Okadigbo, the wife late former Senate
President, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, as nominated
candidate of people’s Democratic Party and the winner
of the April 16, 2011 senatorial election for Anambra
North.

Recall that several factions of PDP in the state are
enmeshed in bitter lawsuits over who is the validly
nominated candidate the seat during the party’s
primary elections in the state.


As a result of this controversy, the senate has left
vacant the Anambra North senatorial seat until all
pending cases are resolved.

Earlier, the apex court panel led by Justice Chukwuma
Eneh held that Lady Margery Okadigbo emerged
winner of the primaries conducted by Joseph Waku
which was adjudged as the legally recorgnised
primaries but refused to order her swearing in
because it was not part of the relief sought in her
prayers.

The court advised her lawyers to subsequently file
separate relief to obtain such order.

Consequently, the Supreme Court declared Margery
Okadigbo winner of the Anambra North senatorial seat
putting to rest the multiple cases which have denied
the area a representation in senate.

In another case, the former Deputy Governor of Nasarawa state, Chief Solomon Ewuga of
Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change, CPC has been declared winner of the Nasarawa
North senatorial seat.

Also, the apex court ruled that Hon. Eseme Eyibo be removed as member of the House of
Representatives representing Eket Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom state. He is to be
replaced by another PDP candidate Bassey Dan-Abia who is declared the winner and validly
elected candidate to represent the constituency.

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