Guber Campaign: Supreme Court Stops Sambo From Going To Anambra
With this verdict by the apex court, Vice President Namadi Sambo, who is expected to lead PDP delegation to Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Saturday, to flag off the party’s campaign and present the its flag to Tony Nwoye as its flag-bearer, has now been stopped by the Supreme Court.
Earlier, the apex court had stopped Andy Ubah from being joined as a party in the appeal seeking to decide who the authentic flag-bearer of the PDP in Anambra State is between Tony Nwoye and Nicholas Ukachukwu.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, had last week ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise Nwoye as the authentic candidate of the party.
The court set aside the judgement of the high court in Port Harcourt, which declared Ukachukwu as the authentic candidate of the party.
Not satisfied, Ukachukwu, through his counsel J.B. Daudu (SAN), approached the apex court to challenge the judgement of the lower court.
During yesterday’s proceedings, Daudu said the court should order a stay of execution of the Court of Appeal decision, adding that the party was planning to hand over the flag to Nwoye on Saturday.
Lawyers to PDP and Nwoye, Paul Erokoro (SAN) and Garba Paul (SAN) respectively, gave an undertaking that neither of their clients will do anything to tamper with the subject matter so as not to overreach the court.
Andy Ubah had earlier through his lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), brought an application seeking leave to be joined as an interested party in the appeal between Tony Nwoye and Nicholas Ukachukwu, which will be coming up before the court next Monday.
All the parties in the appeal agreed not to take any step that will affect the subject matter of the case.
Joined as respondents are the PDP, Independent National Electoral Commission, Tony Nwoye and Nicholas Ukachukwu.
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