2023 Guber: Court validates Umo Eno, A’Ibom PDP candidate’s primary

By The Evangelist edition, October 6, 2022.

The Akwa Ibom Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governorship candidate, Pastor Umo Eno on Thursday got judicial validation to his gubernatorial ticket with the Federal High Court, Abuja, insisting that the primary that produced him and all PDP candidates in the state were valid and in line with both the 1999 Constitutional and the Electoral Act 2022 as amended.

This is sequel to Thursday’s judgement of the Federal High Court Abuja Judicial Division presided over by Justice O.A.Egwuata.

Delivering judgement in suit No FHC/ABJ/CS/750/2022, which had Jeremiah Otu Inyang, Moses Akpanusoh and Umoffia Monday Peter as Plaintiff with INEC, PDP, Rt Hon Ekong Sampson, Hon Aniekan Umanah and Rt Hon Kufre Ededem as Defendants, the court held that the case was baseless on the basis that it was an internal affair of the party and the Plaintiffs were neither accommodated under the narrow confines of Section 251 of the Constitution nor under Section 84(14) of the Electoral Act, 2022.

The Plaintiffs had among others asked the court to nullify all PDP primaries which nominated all its candidates in Akwa Ibom State on the ground, inter alia, that Statutory Delegates were not allowed to participate in the primaries, a position the court rejected.

Related Articles


No Comment.

Back to top button