THE Supreme Court on Friday, January 29, sacked Stella Oduah, former minister of Aviation and Andy Uba, former special assistant to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, on domestic affairs, and other House of Representatives members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from Anambra State.
The Supreme Court, in a judgment on Friday morning, upheld the appeal filed by Ejike Oguebego-led Executive Committee of the PDP in Anambra State against the judgment of the court of appeal on the issue of the right candidates for the National Asembly elections. The court upheld Ejike Oguebego-led executive committee of the PDP in Anambra State and the list of candidates it sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, before the last general election.
By the judgment, Oduah, Oduah and others, who were products of a second list submitted to the INEC by another faction of the PDP, are now to be replaced by those on the earlier list submitted to the INEC by the Ejike Oguebego-led executive committee of the PDP in Anambra.
Also by the judgment, Annie Okonkwo now automatically becomes the candidate of the PDP for the rerun election for the Anambra Central Senatorial district, which election was voided recently by the Court of Appeal.
— Jan 29, 2016 @ 17:00 GMT