A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, today being 20th December, 2021 nullified the participation of Andy Uba under the political party of All Progressives Congress in the just concluded Anambra governorship election.
The court through Justice Inyang Ekwo,, cited that the primary elections in Anambra State, which saw Andy Uba’s emergence as the winner was illegal, thus Uba’s participation in the November 6 governorship election was void.
Justice Ekwo added that the plaintiff, George Moghalu, succeeded in proving that the APC did not conduct a valid primary election from which Uba claimed to have emerged as the party’s candidate.
In a judgment on Monday, Justice Ekwo held that Uba was never a candidate in the election having emerged from an illegally conducted primary election.
The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to delete Uba from its record as a candidate in the election and ordered the APC to refund to Moghalu, the sum of ₦22.5m which is the amount he paid for expression of interest and nomination forms since the party failed to conduct a valid primary.
At the direct primary which has now been annulled, Uba scored 230,000 votes but only managed to garner some 43,000 votes at the main election which was won by Prof. Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressive Grand Alliance.