Andy Uba Was Never Anambra Governor, High Court Abuja Told

Senator Andy Uba

By Tony Adibe

The High Court Of The Federal Capital Territory Abuja has been told that Senator Andy Uba who claimed to be a Former Governor of Anambra State was never a Governor of the state but an impostor as declared by the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Also, the court was told that Senator Andy Uba merely usurped the office of the Governor of the state for 17 days and was unseated by a judgement of the Supreme Court wherein the court declared that he was never a Governor of the state but an impostor.

These averments were contained in 32 paragraph affidavits sworn to and filed in the court registry by a litigation secretary, Mr.  Stephen Okpoh in the law firm of Ike Ike and associates with the authority of Prince (Engr.) Arthur Eze, Chairman of Oranto Petroleum Ltd who is the judgement creditor in a suit of non payment of a 50 million loan instituted against Senator Andy Uba by his company.

The court was further told that Senator Andy Uba who is a judgement debtor in the case is not a law-abiding citizen as he had arranged, and benefitted from a sham Governorship primary election of his political party. According to the affidavit, the sham primary election is that of the All Progressives Congress (APC) conducted ahead of the 2021 governorship election in Anambra state which the 3-tiers of courts in Nigeria have invalidated as a sham.

That contrary to his claim, he was also not a brother or friend of the judgement creditor Oranto Petroleum Ltd which is a limited liability company that does not share human consanguineous relationship. The court was told that Senator Uba the judgement debtor had in the past exploited his closeness to Prince Arthur Eze by deploying under-hand tactics to allegedly fleece him of humongous sums of money.

Prince Eze’ s lawyers further cited in the sworn and registered affidavits in court, a case where Senator Uba sent his Personal Assistant, one Emmanuel Major Okwuosa who fleeced Prince Arthur Eze of one million US Dollars (1.000.000 USD), which Prince Eze eventually recovered through a court judgement which was executed.

Senator Andy Uba who went to court to challenge the execution claimed that the recovered property belonged to him without any document to show in Suit No E//411/2012.

NewsBits recalls  that a state High Court sitting in Ekwulobia, Anambra State had earlier entered judgement in favour of Oranto Petroleum Limited in the case it instituted against Senator Uba over his refusal to pay back a 50 million naira interest free loan granted to him by Oranto Petroleum Ltd owned by billionaire philanthropist Prince (Engr) Arthur Eze, which led to the seizure of some of his properties by men of the Federal Capital Territory High Court enforcement unit Abuja as a result of an order of the court authorizing the execution of the Anambra State High Court judgement in Abuja.

Senator Uba had, however, filed a motion pleading for a court order to be paying back the loan by instalments of 1 million naira monthly, which the judgement creditor has rejected in his counter affidavits describing it as a ploy by the judgement debtor not to pay back the loan.

Oranto Petroleum had claimed further in the counter affidavits opposing the 1 million monthly instalment payment that the judgement debtor Andy Uba has not disclosed to the court his incomes and assets in his motion papers filed in court as required by law.

It maintained that Senator Uba had deliberately concealed and hid from the court his humongous income and assets from oil blocs, private jets, stocks in blue chip companies in Nigeria and the United States of America. Oranto Petroleum further pleaded with the court that it is in the interest of justice that the application filed by Senator Andy Uba is refused.

When the case came up on September 29, 2022, counsels for Senator Andy Uba who were served the counter affidavits said they needed time to study the counter affidavits and reply and the case was then adjourned till November 5, 2022.

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