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Court nullifies APGA primary election in Abia

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has nullified the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Governorship Primary election held on May 29, 2022 in Abia state.

Consequently, the trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako ordered that a fresh primary election be conducted within 14 days.

Justice Nyako made the order in a judgement in a suit by Chief Chikwe Udensi, challenging the outcome of the APGA gubernatorial primary election purportedly won by Professor Greg Ibe.

The judge observed that from the evidence and testimonies of witnesses, the May 29 APGA gubernatorial primary election in Abia state was flawed and marred by irregularities.

Chief Udensi, lost to Prof Ibe at the APGA primaries, but however headed to court to challenge the outcome of the election.

Specifically, Udensi had urged the court to declare him winner of the APGA gubernatorial primary election or in the alternative, order for conduct of a fresh election.

Reporting by Ifeoma Nwovu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Annabel Nwachukwu