Supreme Court Delivers Judgment On The Abia Central Senatorial Primary Election APC.

In what appears a major trial of the efficacy of the Electoral Act 2022 to checkmate impunity and imposition of candidates by political parties, the Supreme Court will today deliver judgment on the contentious Abia Central Senatorial primary election of All Progressives Congress (APC).

The matter, is an appeal filed by the APC, following the ruling of the Court of Appeal, Owerri Division, on October 4, 2022, which declared Samuel Ifeanyi Onuigbo, and not Emeka Atuma, as the duly nominated candidate from the primary organized by the party on May 28, 2022.

Justice E. N. Anyadike of Federal High Court had ruled that in the absence of a valid result showing that the plaintiff won the rescheduled primary of the 1st defendant, he cannot complain that his name was unlawfully substituted with that of 3rd defendant (Atuma).