Supreme Court confirms Umahi as APC senatorial candidate in Ebonyi South

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Ebonyi south senatorial district, Dave Umahi, was confirmed by the Supreme Court on Friday.

The supreme court ruled on an appeal brought by Ann Agom-Eze, one of the senatorial district candidates.

Due to purported anomalies, Agom-Eze is contesting the governor’s victory in the primary election that took place on July 31.

On July 22, the Federal High Court in Abakaliki denied Umahi’s lawsuit, which demanded that he be recognized as the APC candidate in the district.

The court also ordered a fresh election in the area.

Agom-Eze was expelled from APC a few days after the primary election won by Umahi for alleged anti-party activities.

At Friday’s proceeding, a five-member panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, dismissed the plaintiff’s application for lack of merit.

The panel declared that Umahi was the validly elected APC candidate in Ebonyi South senatorial district.


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