The Supreme Court has on Friday ruled that the wife of late former Senate President Chuba Okadigbo, Lady Margery Chuba-Okadigbo was the authentic candidate for the PDP in the April 16, 2011 Anambra North Senatorial election conducted by the Indpendent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal had earlier declared Lady Margery Chuba-Okadigbo winner of the April 16, 2011 election. The contentious seat had been a subject of several litigations involving Senator Alphonsus Igbeke and Prince John Emeka who at various times claimed they won the PDP primary.
In a unanimous judgement delivered by Justice M.U. Muktar who led the 3-member panel of judges, the appellate court declared the primary conducted by Senator Joseph Waku as the legitimate one, which it said Lady Margery Chuba-Okadigbo won.
However the apex court panel led by Justice Chukwuma Eneh, declined to order the swearing of Lady Chuba-Okadigbo on the grounds that it was not part of the reliefs sought by her. The court advised her lawyers to file further processes to obtain an order.
Following the controversies surrounding the seat, the Senate had opted to leave it vacant until the highest court issued a final judgement on the authentic candidate of the PDP in the election.
Returns Solomon Ewuga Of CPC As Senator For Nasarawa North
Similarly, the Supreme court has also returned Chief Solomon Ewuga, a former Minister of State for FCT, ex Deputy Governor of Nassarawa state and member of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), as senator for Nasarawa North.