Abia 2023: Court Sacks Greg Ibe As APGA Guber Candidate, Orders Fresh Primary

Chief Greg Ibe, whose primary election, which he won convincingly was nullified by Justice Nyako

By NewsBits

A Federal High Court in Abuja has nullified the Abia All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship primary election. During the primary held on May 29, Ibe polled 283 votes to defeat other contestants, including his closest rival, Etigwe Uwa, who scored 148 votes.

Chikwe Udensi, another governorship aspirant, scored 36 votes. Not satisfied and aggrieved, Udensi approached the court to challenge the outcome of the primary. He prayed the court to declare him the winner of the APGA gubernatorial primary election, or alternatively, order the conduct of a fresh election.

In a judgment on Thursday, Justice Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, ordered that a fresh primary election should be conducted within 14 days. Nyako held that from the evidence and testimonies of witnesses, the governorship primary was flawed and marred by irregularities.

She consequently nullified the election and ordered the party to conduct another exercise.

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