by ?James Eze

Chike ObidigboThe Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu has thrown out the appeal filed by embattled APGA gubernatorial aspirant in the last gubernatorial election in Anambra State, Chief Chike Obidigb against the governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano.

In a recent ruling delivered by Justice M.U Abubaji M.J, the Enugu Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed Chief Obigbo?s case with file number CA/E/08/2014 for lack of merit.

Following the nomination of Chief Willie Obiano as the unanimous APGA flag bearer for the November 2013 gubernatorial elections, Chief Obidigbo had approached a Federal High Court sitting in Awka with an Ex-parte application asking INEC to accept him as the APGA candidate for the elections.

The court had ruled in his favour, mandating INEC to accept him along with Chief Obiano as APGA candidates for the election.

?But aggrieved by the verdict of the Federal High Court in Awka, Obiano had approached the same court through his lawyer, Barrister Uchenna Enweonwu Esq and got the court to vacate the same order for lack of jurisdiction.

Consequent upon the ruling of the Federal High Court in Awka, Chief Obidigbo had gone to the Enugu Court of Appeal with Appeal number CA/E/08/2014 to challenge the vacation of the earlier order made in his favour by the Federal High Court of Appeal, Awka.

But the Hon. Justice M.U Abibaji M.J headed court had dismissed the case, leaving the embattled politician with fewer legal options to explore.

It would be recalled that since losing the APGA party ticket to Obiano in the run up to the November 2013 elections in Anambra State, Chief Obidigbo and his legal team have been relentless in their probe of legal loopholes that would give him a backdoor entrance into the government house in Awka.

?James Eze

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