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BREAKING: Charles Soludo, Anambra State’s Governor-elect Set Be Sacked Over Fake Information Submitting To INEC

BREAKING: Charles Soludo, Anambra State’s Governor-elect Set Be Sacked Over Fake Information Submitting To INEC

Information reaching Naija News House says that Charles Soludo, Anambra State’s Governor-elect Set Be Sacked Over Fake Information Submitting To INEC

Adindu Valentine and Egwudike Chukwuebuka want the Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify Soludo on the grounds of the alleged false information The court has fixed Tuesday, November 30, to deliver judgement after hearing from the parties involved

FCT, Abuja – The governor-elect of Anambra state, Charles Soludo, has been sued for allegedly providing false information in the affidavit (Form EC9) he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Soludo, the deputy governor-elect, Onyeka Ibezim, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and INEC are defendants in the suit filed by Adindu Valentine and Egwudike Chukwuebuka at the Federal High Court in Abuja. The plaintiffs want the court to disqualify Soludo on the grounds of the alleged false information, The Nation reported.

In the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/711/2021 the plaintiffs claimed that Soludo indicated, in the affidavit, that he was contesting the Aguata 2 Constituency seat when, in fact, he was contesting the Anambra governorship seat.

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Charles Soludo
Charles Soludo

Be the first to get hottest news from our Editor-in-Chief SIGN UP THANK YOU! Check your email and confirm your subscription You are already subscribed to our newsletter! Check your inbox to be the first to know the hottest news Nigeria News Politics POLITICS Anambra 2021: Charles Soludo Sued, Accused of Submitting False Information to INEC as Court Takes Action Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 1:05 AM by Nurudeen Lawal Charles Soludo, Anambra state’s governor-elect, has been accused of submitting false information to INEC Adindu Valentine and Egwudike Chukwuebuka want the Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify Soludo on the grounds of the alleged false information The court has fixed Tuesday, November 30, to deliver judgement after hearing from the parties involved PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed! FCT, Abuja – The governor-elect of Anambra state, Charles Soludo, has been sued for allegedly providing false information in the affidavit (Form EC9) he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Soludo, the deputy governor-elect, Onyeka Ibezim, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and INEC are defendants in the suit filed by Adindu Valentine and Egwudike Chukwuebuka at the Federal High Court in Abuja. The Federal High Court in Abuja will on Tuesday, November 30, deliver judgement in a suit seeking Soludo’s disqualification. Photo credit: Charles Chukwuma Soludo Source: Facebook The plaintiffs want the court to disqualify Soludo on the grounds of the alleged false information, The Nation reported. READ ALSO Anambra Governorship Election: APGA recruits lawyers for Soludo as Andy Uba rejects result, heads to court In the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/711/2021 the plaintiffs claimed that Soludo indicated, in the affidavit, that he was contesting the Aguata 2 Constituency seat when, in fact, he was contesting the Anambra governorship seat.

COURT FIXES DATE

Meanwhile, the Federal High Court has scheduled judgment for Tuesday, November 30. GNC CHUKWUEMEKA BLOG gathers that Justice Taiwo Taiwo chose the date on Tuesday after lawyers to parties made their final submissions. In their final submission, plaintiffs’ lawyers, A. O. Ijeri and Kelvin Okoko argued that having indicated the wrong seat he was contesting, Soludo supplied INEC with false information, violated extant legal provisions and ought to be disqualified. However, the lawyer to APGA and Soludo, Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN) argued that the suit was without merit and that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear it.

Ikpeazu contended that error in an affidavit cannot be a basis to disqualify a candidate from an election, noting that the false information contemplated in Section 31 of the Electoral Act was criminal in nature.

He further argued that the false information claimed by the plaintiff was not among the grounds stated in the Constitution for the disqualification of a candidate. Meanwhile, former national chairman of APGA, Senator Victor Umeh, has said his party is ready to confront the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Senator Andy Uba, in court. Umeh was reacting to Uba’s statement that he was robbed of his mandate and that he would do everything possible to reclaim it in court. Interestingly, Uba who came third in the just concluded election, is claiming he won the election, while Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who came second has since congratulated the governor-elect, Professor Soludo.

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