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Court Rules On Suit Seeking To Disqualify APGA’s Soludo

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A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has surmounted one of the hurdles placed before him as his swearing-in as the next Anambra governor draws near.

Naija News that Justice Taiwo Oladipupo Taiwo of the Federal High Court on Tuesday dismissed a suit seeking the disqualification of Soludo as the governor-elect of Anambra State.

The judge who described the suit as  frivolous, irritating, and lacking in merit awarded a punitive cost of N2 million against the two plaintiffs to be paid to Soludo and his deputy, Onyeka Ibezim.

Recall that Adindu Valentine and Egwudike Chukwuebuk in a suit filed before the court had claimed that Soludo provide false information in the affidavit (Form EC9) he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and thus he should be unqualified to contest.

The applicants claimed that the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in the affidavit claimed that he was contesting the Aguata 2 Constituency seat when he was contesting the Anambra governorship seat.

Defendants in the suit are the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Soludo and Ibezim.



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