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High Court Dismissed Case Seeking To Unseat National, State Assembly

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a court action seeking to unseat National and State Assembly members representing Anambra state.

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Justice Adebiyi Ademola, dismissed the suit, instituted by Senator Annie Okwonkwo, Chris Uba and forty-two others for lacking merit.
In the judgment that lasted one hour, Justice Ademola said that the claim of the plaintiffs, is that they are the rightfully nominated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election and cannot stand in the face of the law having been unlawfully nominated by the State Executive of the party.
The court said that it has been established in law that the power, to conduct primary election, nominated candidate and submitted list of candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is vested on the National Executive, committed to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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