NewsExpress banner Firstbank Verve banner Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Anambra Central: Jan 13th election sacrosanct — Umeh

By Ifeoma Okafor Awka on 15/12/2017

Gmail icon

Views: 1,143

•APGA chieftain Victor Umeh
•APGA chieftain Victor Umeh

The senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the Anambra Central senatorial election, Chief Victor Umeh, yesterday dismissed the John Tsoho Abuja High court ruling which has ordered Dr. Obiora Okonkwo to be sworn in as the winner of the Central senatorial election, saying that election fixed for January 13, 2018 is sacrosanct.

Speaking at the flag-off of his campaign at the Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, Umeh recalled that the Appeal Court Enugu on December 7, 2014 ruled that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not hold any primary for the senatorial election and threw the case out.

Based on that ruling, Hon Uche Ekwunife, was ousted from the senate chambers.

According to him, the Court of Appeal Enugu holds the final say in election matters and for that reason, no other court of law can challenge the ruling.

Umeh while querying the supremacy in law between Enugu Appeal Court and Enugu High Court, called on APGA faithful to ignore the judgement and dust their voters’ cards against January 13th.

Umeh said: “January 13th election as fixed by INEC for the Anambra Central Senatorial election will hold. Nobody or court can challenge the ruling of the Appeal Court.

“Abuja High Court ruling cannot stand. It is null and void.”

He expressed doubt the senate president will swear in Okonkwo because even the Supreme Court also sacked.

Umeh further queried the Abuja High court ruling, demanding how Okonkwo can be declared winner when PDP primary for the emergence of their party’s candidate did not hold.

“Is it the PDP primary election that was nullified or what?” Umeh asked. He urged Anambra people especially APGA members to ignore the recent the recent Abuja ruling.

Source News Express

Posted 15/12/2017 12:11:47 PM





You may also like...
Obiano flags off more roads, gives contractor 6-month...

US Marines kill more than 70 Taliban leaders...

Buhari’s aide makes case for illegal refineries

King Sunny Ade’s guitar auctioned for N52m

Notorious armed robber nabbed in Katsina

El-Rufai berates PDP over state of origin controversy...

NUPENG opposes proposed fuel price increase

UNILAG students protest over poor power, water supply...

Governor Amaechi a law breaker —ASUU

An unlikely Avenger

Supreme Court judgement: PDP governors meet in Abuja...

Mass sack looms at Visafone


Latest News Four pastors jailed in Enugu 77,000 teachers to lose jobs this month — NUT President How we chased marauding herdsmen out of South West — Agbekoya President 16-year old boy arrested for internet fraud in Imo 2023 Presidency divides Northern leaders Security officials move to forestall herdsmen, community clash in Anambra Dokubo-Asari, Kalabari prince tackle Wike over threat to dethrone monarch Pregnant woman, two minors abducted in Kaduna Battle for Ohanaeze leadership hots up as Nwodo’s tenure winds up Open closed borders, Nigerians are starving, Cleric charges FG Kano Govt builds biggest cancer treatment centre in Nigeria Enugu, Port Harcourt DisCos fail NERC’s review, may lose Licences


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (572,518 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (456,902 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (406,892 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (341,701 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (308,119 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (292,636 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (261,482 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (260,702 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (242,119 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (228,579 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (204,236 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,546 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (112) Business & Economy (4,623) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,158) Complaints & Requests (98) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (718) Features (855) Global Business Monitor (499) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,325) Interview (220) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (178) Maggie's Blog (520) News (55,247) Opinion (1,440) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,889) Religion (1,133) Sports (2,255) Stock Watch (41) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera