The Supreme Court, Tuesday ruled that a former Deputy of Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Ugonna Ozuruigbo, rightfully emerged the All Progressive Congress, APC candidate for Nwangele/Isu/Njaba/Nkwerre Federal Constituency.
It dismissed the petition filed by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Harison Nwadike Anozie who had earlier gone to the Federal High Court to contest Ozuruigbo’s emergence as APC candidate for the Reps position.
The court, presided over by Hon. Justice Bode Rhodes Vivour struck, upheld the preliminary objection raised by the respondents that the suit at the Federal High Court was commenced in disobedience to the rules of the court.
In the appeal numbers SC/1039/2019, SC/1060/2019 and SC/1073/2019 instituted by Barr Anozie against Hon. Ozurigbo and two others, the supreme Court Justices, at the sitting, unanimously agreed that the suit had been commenced wrongly at the Federal High Court and that they didn’t have jurisdiction to hear the appeal.
The court also held that parties have laboured in vain right from the trial court and subsequently struck it out.