The Supreme Court will rule on a suit challenging Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo’s candidacy as the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in Anambra at 12 p.m. on Thursday.
The judgement of the Supreme Court will determine whether the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) can run in the November 6 governorship election.
The court’s final verdict will be delivered in one hour, according to Justice Mary Peter Odili, who presided over Thursday’s sessions.
At the time of writing, the courthouse was filled with tangible tension and dread, with two camps of the two parties concerned.
In September, the Court of Appeal in Abuja directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize Soludo as the APGA’s candidate.
Victor Oye was also named National Chairman of the APGA by a three-member panel led by Monica Dongban Mensem, President of the Appeal Court.
In a unanimous judgement, Justice Jummai Sankey concluded that the appeal filed against Sylvester Ezeokenwa and five others was an abuse of court process, having been bound by the decision of the Kano division of the Court of Appeal that upheld Chief Oye as APGA National Chairman.
The panel stated that it lacked jurisdiction to accomplish what Chief Edozie Njoku and Chinedu Okoro were requesting since it could not convene on an appeal of its previous ruling.
As a result, the appellants were awarded N10 million in favor of Sylvester Ezeokenwa and the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), the first and second respondents in the appeal.