Court Of Appeal Returns Ayogu Eze As Enugu APC Guber Candidate
The judgement delivered by the Federal High Court, in Abuja, which annulled the primary election that produced Senator Ayogu Eze, as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State has been set aside by Court of Appeal, Abuja Division.
The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, had on 5th February annulled the primary election that produced Senator Ayogu Eze, as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State.
The trial court had held that George Ogara, emerged as the winner having scored the highest number of votes cast in the said direct primary election for Enugu State governorship aspirants is consistent with and in compliance with the provisions of Section 87 (3) of the Electoral law.
But a 3- man panel of the Justices of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Abdul Aboki, held that the suit at the trial court was filed out of time, as stipulated by the section 285 which ought to be 14 days after the cause of action had taken place, but plaintiff (George Ogara) filed on 13th November.
Justice Aboki said that the case of Ogara was more than 32 days clear days, after the cause of action, thereby rendering the suit to a mere academic exercise.
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