Today, a court seating in Port Harcourt wrote another page in the unfolding saga in the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] selection process for the November 16, 2013 gubernatorial elections in Anambra State.
The federal high court in Port Harcourt in a ruling delivered by Justice Salami Aliyu disqualified the candidacy of Comrade Tony Nwoye on the grounds of irregularity in the documents presented to the PDP and the payment of taxes.
The Judge then declared Nicolas Ukachukwu as the candidate who won the PDP primaries conducted by the Emeakayi-led PDP faction. Nicholas Ukachukwu had polled second in the Emeakayi-led PDP primary election.
Another court seating in Port Harcourt had also made a ruling pointing to Senator Andy Ubah as the authentic candidate that emerged out of the PDP primaries. It ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] to accept the name of Andy Ubah as the PDP gubernatorial candidate for the November 17, 2013 elections.
Senator Andy Uba had emerged the winner of the PDP primaries conducted by another faction of the PDP in Anambra State. The faction, interestingly, had the INEC supervise its primaries – while the other faction [Emeakayi] did not have the INEC supervise/monitor their primaries.
Nigerian High court,which one can will belif.bad eggs u want to kill the system.corrupt judges.judgement sells like pure water in court.madam chief judge can’t u take action now to call this bad eggs to order.
I think the amendment to the Electoral Act which now makes selection of a party’s candidate a justiciable matter, ought to be amended to shield the judiciary from the corrupting influence of our politicians! We must revert back to the situation where such matters are left to the parties.
Unless this is done we shall continue to be having conflicting decisions from different courts, most of which are forum shopped.