Anambra Guber – Soludo Asks Court to Quash Disqualification

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja will today commence hearing in a suit filed by former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Anambra State governorship aspirant for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Charles Soludo, seeking to quash his disqualification by the party.

Upon his disqualification last week, Soludo had approached the court, seeking to set aside his disqualification by the party’s screening committee.

Soludo in an ex parte motion filed by his counsel, Ikechukwu Ezechukwu (SAN), prayed the court to set aside the decision of APGA’s screening panel to disqualify him from contesting the Anambra governorship race.

The former CBN governor is seeking an order of certiorari removing and setting aside the decision of the APGA screening panel for violating the party constitution and the 1999 Constitution and to maintain the status quo ante bellum.

He also wants the court to grant an order of interim injunction to restrain the party from allowing him to participate in the gubernatorial primaries scheduled to hold on August 26, pending the determination of the motion on notice. However, Justice Peter Affen, in his ruling, overruled the oral submission of Ezechukwu, claiming that the matter can be entertained in Abuja, being the headquarters of the party, the court ordered that further affidavits on the applications be filed before the court.

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