Uche Ekwunife Not Qualified To Contest Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run Election – APGA

Uche Ekwunife Not Qualified To Contest Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run Election - APGA 
The National Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Ike Oye,has called on INEC to bar Senator Uche Ekwunife from contesting the Anambra Central Senatorial district rerun poll.

Said he:

“You know in the case of Anambra central senatorial zone, the judgement was very clear that the candidate of the PDP, who was the twelfth respondent and the PDP itself being the eleventh respondent did not conduct any primary.

“So, from where did its candidate emerge for the senatorial election? So the Court of Appeal ruled that Uche Ekwunife who was then the candidate of PDP was not qualified to contest the election.”

“Now, having been disqualified from participating in that election, it was those in authorities in Abuja that used their powers to force her on the electorate of the Anambra Senatorial district. So, she participated in the election but she was not recognised by law.

“Now the Court of Appeal has said she was not qualified to participate in that election, she has now moved to APC to seek solace there. And that tells you there is something happened because there was constitutional provision, the law was there from the beginning.

“As time for nomination elapsed, it does not admit of any new candidate. It means the party that presented the candidate who was not qualified cannot now present a candidate for the re-run election.”Even if she goes to APC, the APC and PDP cannot produce a new candidate, except Dr. Chris Ngige quits his ministerial appointment to contest under APC. For the PDP, it is foreclosed because the new candidate the party will produce did not participate in the general election and therefore not qualified. So any primary held now is unlawful because the time for primary had elapsed.”