Ebonyi State Governor Lost Out in Court Against Princess Ann for APC Senatorial Candidate

Princess Ann Agom-Eze has been perceived as the senatorial candidate of the All Progresives Congress for Ebonyi South, by a Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.




The court managed working on this issue on Friday July 22, soon after Mr Austin Umahi, the more youthful sibling of the state Governor pulled out from the race in the wake of acquiring the ticket during the party's primaries, to make ready for the Governor who lost as an official competitor of the decision party.


While Governor David Umahi through his guidance, Roy Umahi, had sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and requested that the court constrain the commission to remember him as the true possibility for Ebonyi South Senatorial District, Princess Agom-Eze, who came next in the main essential moved toward the court and encouraged it not to perceive Governor Umahi as the APC applicant.


 She additionally, through her attorney, denied taking a testimony for withdrawal.


At the court, Umahi's guidance contended that the lead representative's name ought to be perceived by INEC as the champ of the Ebonyi South Senatorial essential political decision which occurred at Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state.


Anyways, Justice Fatun Riman who directed the case, refered to Section 115 of the Electoral Act, 2022, saying the lead representative was not a hopeful and can't partake in the political decision or pre-political race matters of the All Progresives Congress as respects the Ebonyi South, whose essential hung on May 28, 2022.

Riman additionally held that the APC blundered in directing one more essential without including the name of the sprinter up in the main essential after the champ of the principal essential pulled out from the race.

The court additionally encouraged the party to direct one more essential political race in 14 days or less.

At the point when INEC distributed the names of senatorial competitors in the state, it left that of Ebonyi South Senatorial District empty.

Responding to the adjudicator's decision, Governor Umahi blamed Mrs Agom-Eze for deceiving the appointed authority.

In an explanation by his Special Assistant on Strategy, Chuks Oko, Umahi said;


“The judge was misled by Ann Agom Eze who lied on oath that she never withdrew from the contest.

“With this false information and the misleading of the learned judge, the pronouncement of the court was that there should be a rerun election within fourteen days where all the parties should participate.

“Ann Agom Eze and her PDP collaborators are ignorant of the wordings of section 115 of the electoral law they are quoting as the governor was never a candidate in any two elections as they are oblivious of the difference between a candidate and an aspirant.”


The court additionally asked the party to lead one more essential political race in 14 days or less.


At the point when INEC distributed the names of senatorial competitors in the state, it left that of Ebonyi South Senatorial District empty.

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