The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State has reportedly headed to go to the Supreme Court over the alleged stolen governorship mandate in the state.
The party has announced in a statement signed by the party’s secretary, Mr Robert Ngwu, over the dismissal of Chief Uche Nnaji, the governorship candidate. Chief Nnaji said, “Our legal officers have expressed concerns about the broader implications of the Court’s ruling. They argue that dismissing cases on procedural grounds rather than examining the substantive merits sets a worrisome precedent, potentially discouraging candidates from exercising their right to legal redress in future elections”
“The supporters have vowed to continue their fight for justice, indicating that they might explore other legal avenues to contest the Court of Appeal decision.”
“Nnaji’s legal team has emphasized that they followed all prescribed procedures and timelines diligently. They maintained that their case has substantial merit and deserved a fair hearing.
“The dismissal, they argue, has left them disillusioned and raises questions about the impartiality of the judiciary, the aftermath of the Court of Appeal’s ruling has placed the judiciary under scrutiny, and calls for a thorough review of the judicial process in election-related cases.
“In a democracy that prides itself on the rule of law and fair legal processes, cases like this warrant close examination,” he added.