- Chief Victor Umeh will not contest the upcoming general election as the Labor Party’s senatorial candidate for Anambra Central
- This is how a Federal High Court in Awka on Friday January 27 annulled the election of Chief Umeh in the party primary.
- The court, after a session presided over by Judge HA Nganjiwa, established that Umeh did not properly defect from APGA before joining the LP.
anambra – The election of Chief Victor Umeh, the Anambra Central Zone Labor Party senatorial candidate, has been annulled by a Federal High Court in Awka, the state capital.
Umeh’s disqualification occurred on Friday, January 27, after the court established that he did not comply with the provisions of the Electoral Law regarding his party affiliation, reports Punch.
In a court session presided over by Judge HA Nganjiwa, it was found that there was no evidence that the party had received and recognized Umeh’s letter of resignation from the leadership of the Grand Alliance of All Progressives.
Furthermore, the court affirmed that the candidate’s name was still on the APGA membership register as of September 30, 2022, when he contested the LP primaries.
It added that Umeh’s name was not on the Labor Party membership roll on June 3, 2022, when the LP held its primary.
Therefore, the court annulled Umeh’s election and ordered him to stop presenting himself as LP’s senatorial candidate, with a directive to the party not to accept or present him as its candidate.
Former APGA Chairman Opens Up On 2023 Election And Candid About The Only Presidential Candidate Who Can Reverse Nigeria’s Troubles
Former All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) National Chairman Senator Victor Umeh had described Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi as the only candidate with the ability to reverse Nigeria’s misfortunes.
Umeh, who is now the LP’s senatorial candidate for the central Anambra district, reasoned that Nigeria, being so divided and devastated today, needs a man of vision, ability and commitment like Obi as president.
Umeh made the statement while addressing a huge crowd of LP supporters and stakeholders at Abagana, the home of Anambra State’s Njikoka LGA.