A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit challenging the qualification of Chukwuma Soludo as a candidate in the November 6 Anambra state governorship election.
In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/711/2021, Adindu Valentine and Egwudike Chukwuebuk, the plaintiffs, had alleged that Soludo provided false information in the affidavit (Form EC9) that he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and thus should be deemed unqualified to stand for election.
The applicants contended that Soludo and Onyeka Ibezim, deputy governor-elect, indicated, in their forms, that they were contesting the Aguata 2 and Awka 2 constituency seats respectively instead of the Anambra governorship seat.
Delivering judgment on Wednesday, Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, held that the suit was “unnecessary”.
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