The Charles Chukwuma Soludo Campaign organization has praised the judiciary for Monday’s judgment delivered by Mr Justice Ekwo Inyang of the Federal High Court on the suit brought by Chief George Moghalu, chief executive of the National Inland Waterways Authority and a founding member of the All-Progressives Congress (APC), against the party and its purported candidate in the November 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba, over Uba’s nomination.
Justice Inyang, in the ruling, formally nullified Uba’s supposed candidature because there was no primary election on Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Anambra State which Uba or any of the other thirteen APC aspirants could have won.
Chief Moghalu, one of the fourteen APC aspirants, brought the suit because he was not given a chance to contest in the primary election after meeting all requirements for participation.
According to him the judgment demonstrates that the Nigerian judiciary will always be on the side of truth, discipline, order, justice and courage, as was confirmed in a statement signed by its Director of Media and Communication, Mr C. Don Adinuba.
According to the statement, the judge made it abundantly clear that Senator Uba was never the APC candidate, thus, vindicating this Campaign’s call on Anambra people not to take Andy Uba seriously because he was never the APC standard bearer.
The Soludo Campaign organization stated that with sound and bold judgments like the one delivered by Justice Inyang, the culture of political and criminal impunity in the country would be checked sooner than later.
The Soludo Campaign organization, declared that fraud should no longer be allowed to define Nigeria’s political process, so as to create a new social order in the country.
It argued that the judiciary has set in motion the machinery for the new order, noting that since the appellate courts have overturned the embarrassing judgments of the Birnin Kudu High Court and the Owerri High Court on the All-Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) national leadership, various courts in the land have been giving robust judgments on Anambra politics.
It praised the statement by Chief Judge John Tsoho of the Federal High Court at the thirty-seventh Annual Conference of Judges last Friday praising fellow judges for not allowing their courts to be used to truncate or interfere with the Anambra governorship election.
The Soludo Campaign organization added that they welcome the order by the Federal High Court on the APC to refund Chief Moghalu the whopping twenty-two million naira he paid to it for his declaration of interest and nomination form.