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JUST IN: Court Strikes Out Application Seeking To Disqualify Cross River APC Guber Candidate, Prince Otu

Prince Bassey Otu - APC Guber Candidate

An application seeking to disqualify the APC gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Prince Otu and his running mate, Hon. Peter Odey brought before the Federal High Court, Calabar Division by the People’s Democratic Party and its gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Sandy Onor has been struck out.

Justice Rosemary Oghoghorie of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar struck out the application moments ago.

Sen. Sandy Onor and the PDP in an originating summons with case number FHC/CA/CS/142/2022 had dragged the All Progressives Congress, Sen. Prince Otu, Hon. Peter Odey and The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants respectively before the court alleging that the 3rd defendant was not a member of the APC and that he was also a British citizen and as such, was not qualified to run for any elective position in Nigeria.

Counsel to the PDP, Mba Ukweni, SAN had prayed the court to, among other five requests, disqualify the APC gubernatorial candidate and his deputy who are the 2nd and 3rd defendants since it was a joint ticket.

In her ruling, presiding Judge Rosemary Oghoghorie, said that counsel to the plaintiff failed to convince the court enough to prove their case. She, therefore, struck off the matter.

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