Supreme Court has upheld Ifeanyi Odii as Ebonyi PDP governorship candidate ahead of the 2023 general election.
Glamtush reports that the Supreme Court has affirmed Chukwuma Odii Ifeanyi as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi state.
This online newspaper understands that the apex court, in a unanimous decision by a five-man panel of justices on Wednesday, vacated the judgement of the Court of Appeal that ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize Senator Joseph Obinna Ogba as flag-bearer of the party for the 2023 gubernatorial contest in the state.
In a judgment delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba and endorsed by the other four Justices, the Supreme Court held that the Court of Appeal ought not to have listened to Ogba because he did not obtain leave of court before filing his appeal in the Court of Appeal.
Justice Garba held since Senator Ogba was not a party to the Federal High Court suit, he ought to have applied and secured the permission of the Court of Appeal before joining the matter.