Judge puts Soludo's supporters on tenterhooks

Chukwuma Soludo


Justice Taiwo Oladipupo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja put on tenterhooks supporters of Anambra governor elect, Chukwuma Soludo, when he postponed the judgment on the suit seeking to disqualify him..

The judgment was hitherto slated for today 30 November.

But supporters who had thronged the court found to their disappointment that the judge had shifted judgment day till Wednesday 1 December.

A notice in the court said the judge will not sit today but tomorrow.

The notice apologised to lawyers involved in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/711/2021 and also urged them to bear with the court.

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In the suit, litigants Adindu Valentine and Egwudike Chukwuebuk claim that Soludo provided false information in the affidavit (Form EC9) he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and thus should be deemed unqualified to stand for the election.

They contended that Soludo indicated in an affidavit that he was contesting the Aguata 2 Constituency seat when in fact, he was contesting the Anambra governorship seat.

Soludo and his running mate Onyeka Ibezim, were joined in the suit as defendants.

Other defendants are the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

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