*says court lacks territorial jurisdiction
By, PAMELA EBOH Awka
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 6 Anambra governorship election, Senator Andy Uba, has filed eight grounds of appeal against the judgement of an Abuja Federal High Court.
The judgement which was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo said that APC had no candidate in the said election that saw Professor Charles Soludo emerge winner.
According to the Deputy Director of Media in the Andy Uba Campaign Organization, Ikechukwu Onyia, the appeal filed on 21st December 2021 was predicated on 8 grounds; principal of which was that Justice Ekwo erred in his verdict on APC primary and Andy Uba as the candidate of the party.
He explained that one of the 8 grounds of appeal dwelt on the issue of lack of territorial jurisdiction by Justice Ekwo’s division of the High Court.
He saud, “There is enough evidence for the appeal to succeed as Justice Ekwo should not have proceeded with the matter in the first place since his court lacked territorial jurisdiction to entertain the matter ab-initio.
“The appellants are most confident that the appeal will succeed in the face of the very strong grounds on which it is premised.”