Breaking News: Appeal Court Affirms Hon. Chijioke Edeoga As Enugu State Labour Party Gubernatorial Candidate

Breaking News: Appeal Court Affirms Hon. Chijioke Edeoga As Enugu State Labour Party Gubernatorial Candidate

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By Amaechi Agbo

The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has reaffirmed the candidature of Hon. Barr. Chijioke Edeoga of Labour Party in the Enugu State governorship election.

In a ruling on Friday, the appallant court ruled that the Federal High Court in Abuja which had earlier nullified the election of Mr Edeoga had no right to adjudicate on the matter.

The Appeal Court ruled that the originating court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter in the first place.

Confirming the court ruling on Friday, the Enugu State Labour Party, LP Chairman, Barrister Casmier Agbo gave God glory for the victory.

“Court of Appeal affirms the candidacy of Rt Hon Chijioke Edeoga. Told the Federal High court that it had no jurisdiction. Glory be to God,” he said in a message.

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on November 22nd nullified the nomination of Mr. Chijioke Edeoga as the candidate of the Labour Party in Enugu state for the 2023 governorship election.

Delivering judgment on the matter instituted by Captain Evarest Nnaji over his unlawful exclusion from the primary election of August 4, 2022, Justice Nkonye Evelyn Maha, on Wednesday, ordered a repeat of another primary election within 14 days.

The Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections will hold on Saturday 11th March 2023.

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