A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ann Agom-Eze, has insisted that she, and never Governor David Umahi, is the “genuine” candidate of the social gathering for the Ebonyi South district for the 2023 basic elections.
Mrs Agom-Eze scored the second highest votes within the first APC major for the district, which was received by Governor Umahi’s youthful brother, Austin.
However the social gathering cancelled the first and held a second one, which Governor Umahi received after the brother withdrew.
The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) refused to recognise Mr Umahi, prompting the governor to sue INEC on the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abakaliki.
Mrs Agom-Eze utilized and was promptly granted depart by the court docket to hitch the go well with and in her prayers urged the court docket to declare her because the genuine candidate of the social gathering.
She argued that because the winner of the stated major, Mr Austin, withdrew, she ought to have been declared the candidate of the social gathering as she was the one remaining contestant.
The court docket, on 22 July, ordered a recent major with recent aspirants, alongside Mrs Agom-Eze, inside 14 days.
Mrs Agom-Eze appealed the ruling and filed for a keep of execution on the Courtroom of Enchantment, Enugu. The case was adjourned until 7 September.
The APC went forward with the third major which was received by Governor Umahi. Mrs Agom-Eze refused to participate within the major.
Mrs Agom-Eze, whereas showing as a visitor in Channels TV’s Dawn Each day on Wednesday, claimed the 22 July judgement proclaimed her the social gathering’s candidate for the district.
“So far as I’m involved, I’m the candidate (for Ebonyi South district) due to the judgment of twenty second of July or thereabout, proclaimed me the candidate”, she stated.