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Abuja – A full Panel of the Supreme Court Presided over by Justice Kekekere Ekun JSC on Monday the 27th day of February, 2023 dismissed the Appeal of Evarest Edeh Nnaji and affirmed the Candidature of Chijioke Edeoga as the validly nominated Governorship Candidate of the Labour Party in the forthcoming Governorship Elections in Enugu State slated for 11th day of March, 2023.

The Apex Court held that the Appeal was dead on arrival owing to the fact that Mr. Nnaji did not participate in the primary Election held by the party and is unable to satisfy the court that he was a duly nominated candidate by consensus in accordance with the Electoral Act, 2022 having failed to demonstrate that they was a special convention affirming him as the consensus candidate.

The Court agreed with the Lead Counsel representing the Labour Party; Alex Ejesieme, SAN and M.J Numa, SAN that the Appellant contention at the trial court culminating into the Appeal was against Public Policy as the Appellant’s lack the requisite Locus Standi.

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