Supreme Court Sacks Ubah, Oduah, Announces Replacements

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The Supreme Court has nullified the elections of the senator representing Anambra South, Andy Ubah and his Anambra Central counterpart, Stella Oduah over pre-election matter.

In a ruling delivered by the apex court on Friday, they are to be replaced by Chris Ubah (Anambra South) and Annie Okonkwo (Anambra Central). It would be recalled that the third Senator from the state, Uche Ekwunife had earlier been removed by the Court of Appeal. All three become Senators on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

While Oduah was before getting into the Senate a former Minister of Aviation, Ubah had served as Special Adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Domestic Affairs.

The Supreme Court, in its ruling, also re-affirmed the chairmanship of Ejike Oguebego as the authentic State Chairman of the PDP in Anambra State, declaring the list of candidates for various elective positions submitted by the other faction illegal.

Mr Oguebego had sued on behalf of themselves and others including Mr Chris Uba, who is the Anambra South senatorial candidate for the apex court to determine who were the legal and validly nominated candidates of the party to stand for the last general elections for the party in Anambra.

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