No court ordered INEC to remove my name as APC senatorial candidate for Delta South – Uduaghan

Former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan

By Eseoghene Emuke

The senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Delta South Senatorial District, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, on Tuesday reacted to media reports insinuating that an Abuja High Court has nullified his nomination as the candidate of the party for this Saturday’s National Assembly.

Uduaghan, an immediate past governor of Delta State, said it was not true that his nomination was nullified by the court in a suit instituted by Air Vice Marshal Terry Okorodudu over their disqualification from the Delta South APC primaries.

The former governor in a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Monoyo Edon, also clarified that he was never joined as a party in the alleged judgment.

According to the statement, “The attention of His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, the Delta South senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in this Saturday Presidential and National Assembly Elections has been drawn to a High Court Judgment allegedly nullifying the Delta South APC primaries where he emerged as the candidate of the party.

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 “We wish to clarify that His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, was never aware of the case nor was he a party to the case and was never joined in the alleged suit.

 “The court had no time ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to remove the name of Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan from the list of candidates in the election.”

The statement explained that Uduaghan has instructed his lawyers to take necessary legal actions in the alleged judgment by the court.

While calling for calm, the Delta South APC senatorial candidate urged his supporters and members to vote en mass for APC and all its candidates in the forthcoming elections.

“Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan has instructed his lawyers to take necessary legal steps on the matter, even as he enjoins APC party faithful and supporters to come out en mass to vote the party and all its candidates to victory in the elections.

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 “We wish to state categorically that His Excellency, Dr. Uduaghan remains the candidate of the APC for Delta South and we are confident of winning the election”, the statement added.


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