A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed November 30 for judgment in the suit challenging the qualification of Anambra State governor-elect, Prof. Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to contest the recently-held governorship election in the state.

The plaintiffs alleged that Soludo provided false information in Form EC9 that he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), hence, should be disqualified for the election.

They alleged that Soludo indicated in the affidavit that he was contesting Aguata 2 Constituency seat when he was actually contesting the Anambra governorship seat.

Defendants in the suit are the Independent National Electoral Commission, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Soludo and the Deputy governor-elect, Onyeka Ibezim.

Lawyers to the plaintiffs argued that Soludo indicated the wrong seat he was contesting, supplied INEC with false information, violated extant legal provisions, thus should be disqualified.

The presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo fixed the date after lawyers to the parties made their final submissions.

Source: elombah


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