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Anambra North: Court dismisses suit against Stella Oduah’s candidacy

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Anambra North: Court dismisses suit against Stella Oduah’s candidacy

A lawsuit filed against Senator Stella Oduah seeking to void her Peoples Democratic Party candidacy for the Anambra North Senatorial District was dismissed by an Abuja-based Federal High Court.

Justice Inyang Ekwo dismissed the lawsuit brought by John Emeka, a senatorial aspirant for the PDP in the primaries on May 27, for being status barred.

Oduah, PDP, and INEC were named as defendants in the lawsuit filed by Emeka, who claimed that Oduah had lied under oath in her nomination and expression of interest forms.

The plaintiff further said the Oduah had under oath, used the same information to participate in the previous general elections as the PDP’s candidate for the 2015 and 2019 polls for Anambra North Senatorial District.

Justice Ekwo had on October 13 fixed today for judgment on the matter.

In the originating summons marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/841/2022 dated and filed on June 8 by his lawyer, Mbanefo Ikwegbue, Emeka prayed the court to declare that the information supplied by Oduah in her INEC Form CF001, concerning her participation in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, was false.

According to him, the act contravenes Sections 12(1)(a)(b)(c) and 13(1)(a) of the NYSC Act.

He further prayed the court to declare that because of the false information given in her INEC Form CF 001 in respect of her participation in the NYSC Scheme, she was not qualified to have contested in the said elections and or any other election into the Nigerian Senate.

Anambra North: Court dismisses suit against Stella Oduah’s candidacy

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