Information reaching 247ureports.com indicates that the Supreme Court adjudicating the Anambra PDP internal tussle – for who to fly the banner for November 16, 2013 gubernatorial elections in Anambra – ruled today in favor of the brief brought by Tony Nwoye.
Today, the Supreme Court ruled that Nicholas Ukachukwu should stop parading himself as the candidate of PDP for the gubernatorial elections – until the appeal courts holding at Port Harcourt completes hearing the case between Tony Nwoye and Nicholas Ukachukwu.
Information reaching 247ureports.com from a competent source near the activities at the PDP headquarters – indicates that Bamanga Tukur may dump the candidateship of Ukachukwu today – and take up Tony Nwoye as the candidate. Our source explained that the political godfathers behind the candidateship of Tony Nwoye – are close business associates of Bamanga Tukur. Chief Arthur Eze, one of the main political godfathers to Nwoye, is a close business associate of Bamanga Tukur. He is believed to have sponsored the candidateship of Bamanga Tukur – when he contested for PDP chairman.
Already, Bamanga Tukur has ordered for the Anambra contingent of the National PDP to prepare to return to Anambra for campaign. A contingent is scheduled to leave Abuja for Anambra week ending October 26, 2013. The PDP Senator representing Anambra north Senatorial district is reported to be the coordinating director of the PDP campaign in Anambra.
It is recalled that the Nicholas Ukachukwu who was a runner up to Tony Nwoye in the Ken Emeakayi faction – which conducted a separate PDP gubernatorial primary. Nicholas Ukachukwu, following the Nwoye victory, sought brief at Port Harcourt federal high court – charging that Tony Nwoye had submitted fake and/or forged documents to the PDP. The courts granted Ukachukwu an injunction to that effect.