From Victor Osula, Abuja
Relief came the way of embattled All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, on Thursday as the Supreme Court affirmed Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo as the governorship candidate of the party in the Anambra election holding on November 6, 2021.
The party had been riven with dissension with a faction claiming the mandate to field a governorship candidate in the November poll as well as putting the position of the Chairman into question
Apart from the governorship candidature, the apex court’s five-man panel led by Justice Mary Odili also affirmed Mr. Victor Oye as the chairman of the party.
The apex court, in a unanimous decision by a five-man panel of justices led by Justice Mary Odili, upheld the judgement of the Kano State Division of the Court of Appeal, which validated the primary election that produced Soludo.
According to the Supreme Court, the appellate court was right when it quashed a Jigawa State High Court judgement that recognised a parallel primary election that was conducted by the Jude Okeke-led faction of APGA.
It will be recalled that Soludo emerged from the primary election that was organised by the Chief Victor Oye-led faction of the party.