The Court of Appeal has affirmed Ayogu Eze as the governorship candidate of the APC in Enugu state for the upcoming election.

The court, in a judgment by a three-member panel led by Abdul Aboki on Thursday, set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court which had earlier affirmed George Ogara as the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate of the state.

The APC held its primaries on October 4 and Mr Ogara filed his suit at the Federal High Court on November 5.

Mr Aboki voided the Federal High Court decision on the ground that the suit brought before the trial judge had become statute barred and not competent in law, having been found outside the mandatory 14 days populated by section 258(9) of the 1999 constitution.

The court specifically held that the suit of Mr Ogara was caught by the 4th alteration Act to the 1999 constitution which as a new law, makes it mandatory for all pre-election matters to be filed within 14 days of the cause of action.

In the instant case, Mr Aboki said that the case of Mr Ogara was more than 32 days clear days, after the cause of action, thereby rendering the suit to a mere academic exercise.

Mr Aboki held that the failure of Mr Ogara to file his suit within 14 days has offended section 285(9), removed jurisdiction from the trial court and made the case to be statute bar.

Mr Aboki said that whatever right Mr Ogara may have in this suit has been extinguished by law and therefore has no right to benefit any longer from the case.

Mr Ogara and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are the respondents on the matter.law and therefore has no right to benefit any longer from the case.

Mr Ogara and the Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) are the respondents on the matter.

You may be interested

Four feared killed in renewed Ebonyi inter-communal dispute
News
News

Four feared killed in renewed Ebonyi inter-communal dispute

Webby - January 19, 2022

Four persons were on Tuesday reportedly killed by warlords in the protracted war between the people of Ukawu and Isinkwo,…

Jemima osunda calls for immediate arrest of Mummy G.O
News
3 views
News
3 views

Jemima osunda calls for immediate arrest of Mummy G.O

Webby - January 18, 2022

Ace Nigerian actress, Jemima Osunde has called for the immediate arrest of the controversial social media sensation and founder of…

Ovie Omo-Agege’s die-hard supporter dump APC
News
10 views
News
10 views

Ovie Omo-Agege’s die-hard supporter dump APC

Webby - January 18, 2022

Spread the love The Acting Spokesman of the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Sylvester Imonina,…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.