Anambra Election: Ekwunife Asks Court To Declare Her APGA Candidate


By Amaka Akachukwu

Uche Ekwunife

With so much drama unfolding from the yet-to-be-concluded Anambra gubernatorial election, and with so much dust in the air, a big drama is playing out, as one of the aspirants of the All Progressive Grand Party (APGA), Hon. Uche Ekwunife is asking that the court name her the authentic candidate of the party.

Ekwunife who emerged as the runner-up to Willie Obiano at the APGA governorship primary, having scored the second highest votes filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Akwa, Anambra State, asking the court to declare her the candidate of APGA in the supplementary election which will hold in the state on November 30.

The lawmaker is seeking disqualification of Obiano as the candidate of APGA, by virtue of his alleged multiple registrations in Lagos and Anambra state.

In her statement, the lawmaker alleged that Mr. Obiano was assigned with three different VIN numbers.

Ekwunife wants the court to direct APGA to substitute the name of Willie Obiano with hers and for INEC to deal with her as the rightful candidate of APGA.

According to her, since elections were contested, lost and won by political parties and not individuals, then she should be declared as the authentic candidate of the party.

Why she waited a week after the conduct of the election (which was declared inconclusive by INEC) before going to the court for legal address of the matter still remains unknown.