Court slams suit against Soludo

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a case against the election of Prof. Charles Soludo as the Governor-elect of Anambra State.

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Justice Taiwo Taiwo dismissed the suit seeking to nullify Soludo’s election on the allegation that he presented false information to 1¹ Independent National Electoral Commission during registration.

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The plaintiffs, Adindu Valentine and Egwudike Chukwuebuka, had in their suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/711/2021, alleged that Soludo lied in the affidavit (Form EC9), which he submitted to INEC.

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INEC, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Soludo, and the Deputy Governor-elect, Dr. Onyeka Ibezim, were cited as defendants in the suit.

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The plaintiffs claimed that Soludo and his running mate had filled in different elective positions in their nomination forms.

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The parties claimed the governor-elect stated that he was contesting the Aguata II Constituency seat, while the deputy governor-elect stated that he was contending for the Awka II Constituency seat in the forms they submitted to INEC.

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The court also awarded a sum of N2 million against the plaintiffs, in favour of the APGA, Soludo and Ibezim.

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