Ex-APGA chairman to sue ex-Anambra governor Peter Obi

Former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi might be slammed with a lawsuit if the threat of the candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra central senatorial re-run election, Chief Victor Umeh is to be believed. Umeh, while speaking with newsmen said he will use legal means to stop former governor Peter Obi of the state from participating in the rerun.  The rerun election earlier scheduled for March 5, 2016, was postponed indefinitely by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, following a court order obtained by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to include it in the re-run. INEC had earlier barred the PDP from participating in the election as it stated that the December 7, 2015 Court of Appeal judgment that nullified the March28, 2015 election of the PDP’s candidate, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife also stopped the party. The former National Chairman of APGA described the Federal High Court’s judgment that ordered INEC to include PDP in the rerun as one ambush that would crash, insisting that the High Court had no powers under any law to delve into an area the Supreme Court had sufficiently covered the ground. Umeh said: “ I didn’t come into politics to make money. I am into politics to sanitize the system. Obi and his group will not contest this election. We won’t allow this perfidy of theirs. I have been in court all through my political career and I will continue to do that, especially in this rerun. READ ALSO: Awkward? Saraki who is facing corruption charges says he will not cover up corruption “Obi’s campaign posters that are all over the place for this rerun are efforts in futility. He won’t contest this election. Anambra is not the only place a rerun has been ordered by a court. So, all these things are illegality and cannot stand.” But a former commissioner during the Peter Obi administration, Chief Joe-Martins Uzodike, a lawyer, claimed what the Court of Appeal ordered was a fresh election. “The Court of Appeal judgement was made in simple in English language and it said ‘ go and conduct a fresh election within 90 days. What this means is that everything will start all over again, and anybody who is interested can participate. That was what the Abuja Federal High Court affirmed when it ordered INEC to include PDP in the rerun, and PDP has endorsed Obi for the Anambra Central rerun,” he said.
Read more: https://www.naij.com/762891-ex-apga-chairman-to-sue-ex-anambra-governor-find-out-why.html

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