The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Friday declared former Transcorp chief, Valentine Ozigbo, as the officially elected candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 6, 2021 Anambra Governorship election.
The declaration was made by a three-man panel of justices led by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban- Mensem, following an appeal filed by Ozigbo.
The court held that the appeal challenging the judgement of the Awka High Court, which barred him from parading himself as the PDP candidate in the coming election, had merit and was, therefore, allowed.
In Friday’s ruling, the appellate court set aside the decision of the lower court, declaring it null and void, while awarding the sum of N10 million in favor of Ozigbo.
It, thereafter, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to publish the names of Ozigbo and his running mate as the duly elected candidates of the PDP in the forthcoming election.