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Obasanjo Brought Corruption In Nigeria — Orji Kalu

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Orji Uzor Kalu, former Governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has taken a swipe at the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, over the latter’s continued attack on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

He claimed that the former President brought corruption in the country, which then impeded the economic growth of Nigeria.

Kalu, who made this known in his speech during the APC presidential rally held in Aba, Abia State, on Tuesday, also berated Obasanjo for trying to truncate the nation’s democracy with his third term agenda.

According to him, “I saw a man, called Olusegun Obasanjo attacking Mr. President. Obasanjo was a President who brought corruption in Nigeria.

“Obasanjo is a man, who told everybody that he never wanted third term, but, he wanted third term. My problem with him was his third term agenda, my problem with him was that he (Obasanjo) called me and former Speaker, Ghali Umar N’Abba that we should change the electoral bill.

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“I signalled N’Abba in his room and I said, N’Abba, we cannot do this. Obasanjo turned himself to be a dictator. How can you compare Obasanjo and Buhari together. Is there any comparison? No. Mr. President had no comparison.

“Buhari want the judiciary to be truly independent. The judges in Abia have told me that they are in the process of receiving their salaries directly from the federal government.

“You have seen our roads, since I left as Abia governor, look at our roads, we have never had any new road. When they go to Abuja, they will tell Mr. President all kinds of lies, that Abia is not APC.

“February 16 presidential election is around the corner. The popularity of the party (APC) will be tested in this soil (Abia). Abians are ready. We are going to give him 70 per cent votes from this Abia State, to the glory of God”.

Kalu, however, canvassed total support for the APC gubernatorial candidate in Abia, Uchechukwu Ogah, in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

He said, “Uche Ogah had been tried and tested. He is coming from the private sector the way I came. I have confidence that he will deliver dividends of democracy to the Abia people if elected as governor”.

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133 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Obasanjo initiated the corruption. Then u immersed urself in the corruption. U were to be probed but u acted quick by running into the APC which has now became “a safe haven” for every looters & corrupt politicians like you.

  2. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    EFCC where una dey I even forget this useless thief that call him self Former Governor of Abia state

  3. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Yes but you celebrated and institutionalized it.

  4. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 11:44 am

    U brought thief thief

  5. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 9:23 am

    And you accepted it

  6. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 8:34 am

    But you legalized it in Nigeria!

  7. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 8:18 am

    U are very stupid orji

  8. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 8:04 am

    And you took over from him.

  9. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 7:54 am

    But You Grossly Benefitted From The Corruption Idiot Because You Were In Power During His Tenure As Nigeria’s President.

  10. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 7:00 am

  11. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

    AND YOU INDULGE IN IT. UNAM

  12. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 5:33 am

    He brought corruption and u followed him also.ur corrupt that why u ran to Apc a heaven for corrupted politicians.stop as ur a kettle calling pot black

  13. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Look at this bssterd

  14. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 3:28 am

    But as governor u finished abia state fund

    Onye ori like u

  15. Anonymous

    January 31, 2019 at 12:20 am

    And you were a trainee then , and you became a master of all in stealing. You joint apc and your sins are being forgiven. God dey ooo.

  16. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    U COMFIRMED IT

  17. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    You are mad I know you will soon rot in jail when Atiku wins

  18. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Even you that is corrupt is pointing fingers your time is near

  19. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    U are not going any where.idiot.

  20. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    I thought he’s dead.

  21. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    And u orji kalu brought what ? You forgot ur root running to apc will not save u be ready for prison

  22. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    And u became the master…after Buhari returns to daura …ur charges will be bk

  23. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Kalu go to aba see where your corruption show up

  24. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    See this fool thief

  25. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Birds of d same feather

  26. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Yes

  27. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    I am a realist.

    I have stop believing Buhari is hated in the South East.

    Those hungry PDP South East youths online are making us take a completely wrong conclusion.

    PMB has a loyal fan base every nook and cranny of Nigeria and the world at large.

    However, I urge you to start up new businesses, don’t fool yourself trying to build castles in the air.
    Credit-Ebubechukwu Ngozichukwu
    #ISTANDWITHBUHARI

  28. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    It was Babangida Not Obasanjo

  29. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Funny.

  30. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    But you are facing trail of corruption

  31. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    And you brought corruption in Abia

  32. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Nigeria is corruption it self it was created by corrupt fedfrick lugaurd imposed it on indigenous people by corruption running it with corruption till today

  33. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Shame to you

  34. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    What about u, mr orji Kalu, u are not ashamed of ur self

  35. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    And you perfected the art

  36. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    And you swim inside it.

  37. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Outdated news Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is far better than you, you should live him alone a murderer like you.

  38. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    There was corruption in Nigeria before she became a republic, don’t worry, your day is coming.

  39. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Instead of to just be quiet. Must u talk.

  40. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    It’s why you are facing corruption charge in court?

  41. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Orji uzor kalu is a fool. Buhari work with abacha, and if you ask orji uzor kalu, he will tell us that abacha is not corrupt, cause he wants to be president

  42. Anonymous

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  43. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    You are a stupid man, idiot.

  44. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Baby

  45. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Corruption discussing corruption. Shame on u

  46. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    He can never have peace in his life.for all the things he did in Abia state

  47. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Obj brought corruption in Nigeria and you took the corruption to Abia state. So you are part of the corruption

  48. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Akuya

  49. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    And you the grandmaster

  50. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    See this common criminal, you have transformed to saint in APC

  51. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Animal

  52. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    And u made it a tradition in Abia state ……not so ?

  53. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    And you imbibed it and became totally overwhelmed with it and your second name is now corruption.

  54. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    And you help him distribute, idiot

  55. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    …and you were the CORRUPTION SEED he planted. Nonsense!

  56. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Den u marry corruption as a wife

  57. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    If he bought corruption, y then did he bring icpc and efcc? Tramadol people

  58. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    A shameless Idiot Who introduced deity nd Oath based colonialism in Abia State governance during his 8 wasted years using all Juju to cover his corrupt practices.

  59. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    And what did you and your mother brought to Abia State

  60. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Geraout

  61. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Orji uzokanu brought corruption in Abia

  62. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    How do you know

  63. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    THIEF !!!!

  64. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    U cemented it in Abia state

  65. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    And you harvest it

  66. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Live OBJ out of ur problem APC have disappointed u

  67. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    N u became a Master

  68. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Obasonjo brought corruption but you graduated so fast into Corruption-In-Chief of Nigeria! Nuisance!

  69. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    With Ghana must go from AliBaba.com

  70. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    If Obasanjo brought corruption in Nigeria why did Awolowo go to jail

  71. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Who open door for him

  72. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Am u become a patron of corruption

  73. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    OBJ brought corruption and you enrolled in his class and graduated with out paying tuition?

  74. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    OBJ brought corruption, Orji Kalu implemented it to its fullest

  75. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    So Babangida and Abacha was not corrupt? Chai, APC, APC, APC, una too much, so you think Nigerians still believe you? All the criminals has become innocent over.

  76. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    This idiot get mouth to talk of corruption..shame on you

  77. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    And remember Okija Shrine managed by you and your Mother and Sister, that supplied all the Secondary School Uniforms during your Tenure as governor and your Sister as the Coordinators of the Federal Government Primary and Secondary School’s Freeing then,shameless

  78. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    …and you took it from him and modernize it.

  79. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    You are holy

  80. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    If ask me na who I go ask, corruption plus corruption will give you what,pls I need answer

  81. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    You mean he teached you and how do you become professional more than him

  82. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Orji, what is your definition of corruption?

  83. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    so you decided to take over from him abi?

  84. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    And you learnt it better than OBJ eeh?

  85. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Orji Kalu is a Fraud and a tacked moron.

  86. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Even before 1960 there was corruption

  87. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    This man’s old age has beginning to affect him negatively. He behaves an talk like a made man now.

  88. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Obi is a boy. Lol

  89. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Is this a gift from your EFCC driven sickness in a German hospital. Are you ok now to face your trial.

  90. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Who is in EFCC net now, OBJ or OUK?

  91. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Then u brought it in Abia State..

  92. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Clap for yourself

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    January 30, 2019 at 11:47 am

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  94. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:46 am

    But Orji Uzor Kalu became an expert in corruption stealing every money & resources in Abia state for himself.

  95. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:41 am

    U chop Abia state money front and bck.

  96. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:38 am

    A born bastard how much did you and your useless mother steal from Abia state?

  97. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:35 am

    I want military to take over power

  98. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:20 am

    The years of the military were never corrupt?

  99. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:17 am

    And you crowned it king in Abia

  100. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Buhari quite the corruption in Nigeria

  101. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Look at this thiefffffff

  102. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:02 am

    And you helped him by stealing Abia people money….

  103. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 11:00 am

    AND YOU WERE BORN INTO IT

  104. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:58 am

    see who is talking…. Obasanjo is beta Dan u nd ur family….. Ur 8 year in Abia state Wat did u achieve ur brother T orji Wat did he achieve Biko close dat ur gutter mouth d smell is too much….

  105. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:55 am

    When all this idiots that are called leaders talk, I will be wondering what they take Nigerians for.

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  107. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:52 am

    And you now pick it up

  108. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:49 am

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      January 30, 2019 at 11:19 am

      What is the name of the hospital, or address of the native doctor and mind better herbalist doesn’t need a sign post or advertisement armature dealing with professionals

  109. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:47 am

    And you maintained that right?

  110. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Then u brought hunger idiot

  111. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:45 am

    And u became a partaker

  112. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:43 am

    And u blew it out of proportion.

  113. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:39 am

    OK continue

  114. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Mr orji have ever walk on the road of ABA?, your 8years as governor of Abia state was a wasted years, so stop mention that word corruption because you’re the father of corruption

  115. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:36 am

    But you come be big thief bcus zoo has no rule of law, people like you and Obasanjo supposed be hanging or through any means of public death sentence

  116. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:34 am

    And obj is more corrupt than babangida, abiola n even ur own very self.

  117. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:31 am

    And u embraced it with an open mind, soul and body

  118. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Then you flow up “shame to you “

  119. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:27 am

    And you made a fortune from it.

  120. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:25 am

    And you became the expert in corruption. Ewu.

  121. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:21 am

    And u brought corruption in abia state…

  122. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:20 am

    You will soon go to jail were you belong

  123. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Mr Kalu explain to us better, I heard you are more corrupt than corruption itself

  124. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Big time thief and occultic man. OUK u have lost ur usefulness.

  125. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:14 am

    If he brought then you learnt very well. Student pass teacher

  126. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Who bribe other senators and governor and make OBJ president against doctor Alex Ekwueme is you Orji Uzor what you did to igbos will still come to back you near in future, you have not seen anything yet

  127. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Then you legalized it in abia government. Ewu

  128. REV. DR. GODPOWER IKECHUKWU SOKO MBAH.

    January 30, 2019 at 11:08 am

    THIS IS NOT WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR IN A CAMPAIGN RALLY. ONLY TELL US THE GOOD THINGS YOU ARE GOING TO DO FOR NIGERIANS. NOBODY IS 100% PERFECT, BUT THE GOOD THINGS OBASANJO DID AS THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA SUPERSEEDED THE BAD ONES. REMEMBER TODAY TO MENTION ONLY BUT ONE AMONG MANY GOOD WORKS OF OBASANJO IS THE EASY AND CHEAP COMMUNICTION THROUGH TELEPHONE. EVEN IF HE WANTED TO RUN THIRD TIME, IT WAS A SUGESTION. THAT WAS WHY IT WAS DEBATED IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, HE DID NOT SUPER-INPOSE THAT IDEA OF HIS. TODAY ANOTHER GOVERNMENT THAT IS NOT OBASANJO’S HAS INTRODUCED TOO MUCH KILLING AND DYING. WE DON’T WANT TO BE KILLED AND DIE. WE ARE ONLY INTERESTED TO HEAR AND KNOW HOW THIS WILL STOP.

  129. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 9:55 am

    What did you bring? Go to court and clear yourself if your conscience is clear.

  130. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Then you mastered it

  131. Anonymous

    January 30, 2019 at 9:52 am

    You are a thief too and stop talking rubbish orji

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Senator Ifeanyi Ubah Appeals Sack By Court

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Senator Ifeanyi Ubah on Saturday declared he has appealed against the judgement of an Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Bwari, which sacked him from the Senate.

Senator Ubah in a statement by his media aide, Adichie Izuchukwu, faulted the court’s ruling that ousted him as lawmaker representing Anambra South senatorial district.

Justice Bello Kawu of an FCT High Court in Kubwa had on Friday reaffirmed its earlier order sacking Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) as the senator representing Anambra South.

However, Ubah accused the court of having breached his right to fair hearing by refusing to go into any of the issues raised by his lawyers.

According to the statement: “It is also imperative to note that Senator Ubah was not served with any of the Court processes and the endorsements and returns in the Court’s files confirm this.

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“The motion joining Obinna Uzoh, hearing notices, and even the judgment were not served on Senator Ifeanyi Ubah. Obinna Uzoh and Anani Cletus hid the judgment from April 2019 when it was delivered and did not take any step to bring the judgment before the election tribunal or Court of Appeal where Senator Ubah’s victory was reaffirmed by the Election tribunal and Court of Appeal.

“This kangaroo tactics adopted spell doom for our electoral process and the entire justice system if allowed to stand.

“All these points and more, including the criminal nature of the allegation were presented to the Court during the hearing of Senator Ubah’s application to set aside the earlier judgment on the ground that it was a nullity.

“However, the Court surprisingly and yet again, denied Senator Ubah his right to fair hearing by refusing to go into any of the issues raised by his lawyers but only held that his application to set aside the null judgment of the Court was statute barred on the basis that the 180 days for pre-election matters had elapsed.

“The Court also failed to consider the recent Supreme Court decision in Appeal No. SC/1384/19 between Uche Nwosu vs Action Peoples Party, which his lawyers tendered to the Court in respect to the objections raised by Obinna Uzoh’s lawyer; where the Supreme Court held that the limitation of time will not affect, void and null void action.

“The Court failed to appreciate our arguments that the reliefs sought by Obinna Uzoh’s lawyer in his written address were filed after the election and was therefore a post-election matter to which the 180 days time limit would not even apply. Again, on service, the Court did not provide any basis for its position that Senator Ubah was served.

“The reliefs granted on the 11th of April, 2019 were based on post-election matters. Furthermore, the reliefs being sought for, after the election was conducted, is contrary to Section 285 (1) and Section 285(9) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

“Finally, Senator Ubah has appealed against the Judge’s refusal to set aside the judgment of 11th April, 2019 granted to a co-defendant and also filed a motion for injunction to stay the judgment of the FCT High Court (Bwari division), pending the determination of the Appeal at the Appellate Court. All relevant parties including INEC have been served. We have absolute confidence that justice will be served by the Court of Appeal.

“It is important to point out that the judgment of the FCT High Court delivered in April 2019 is contrary to the Court of Appeal’s judgment which was delivered in Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s favour on the 29th of October, 2019, months after that of the of FCT High Court.

“It is crucial to note that the Court of Appeal is higher in hierarchy and their decisions cannot be overturned or rendered ineffectual by the FCT High Court being a lower court of record.

“We wish to use this medium to appeal to all well-wishers and supporters of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah to remain calm as justice will certainly prevail. Justice delayed is not justice denied.”

Ubah argued that provided in the Electoral Act, the FCT High Court had no jurisdiction “as the matter in question is a post-election matter which only the Election Tribunal has the jurisdiction to hear and determine.”

He said: “It is pertinent to state here that Obinna Uzoh never filed any claim or counter claim and was at all material time, only a defendant in the claim filed by one Anani Cletus.

“The crux of the matter is that; Obinna Uzoh, through a motion for joinder, sought the leave of the Court to become a party to the suit as a Defendant in a pre-election matter filed by Anani Cletus on the 27th of March 2019 (a month after the Senatorial election was conducted), wherein Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Ubah was declared the winner and Chris Uba of PDP, the 1st runner-up.

“While he, Obinna Uzoh, filed his application for joinder on the 27th of March 2019, the same application was heard on the 28th of March, 2019 without serving or allowing Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Ubah who is the defendant, the stipulated 7 days provided by the rules of the Court to oppose or concede to the application.

“This action by the Court was in breach of Senator Ubah’s right to fair hearing as guaranteed by Section 36 of the Nigerian Constitution, as amended, and the FCT High Court civil procedure rules.

“The Court in a ruling delivered on the 1st of April 2019, joined Obinna Uzoh without Senator Ubah being served processes and hearing notices by the court as shown in the proofs of service in the Court’s file. In essence, the filing, hearing, ruling of the application for joinder of Obinna Uzoh was done within five (5) days without Senator Ubah’s presence and that of his party, YPP.

“These underarm tactics applied by Obinna Uzoh and approved by the Court against Senator Ifeanyi Ubah offends all notions of fairness, justice and fair play.

“The FCT High Court has no territorial jurisdiction to hear the matter as the matter and course of action arose from the Anambra South Senatorial Primary election of the Young Progressives Party (YPP).

“As such, the FCT High Court lacks the territorial jurisdiction to hear the matter. The mischief of filing and joining the case in Abuja as against Anambra state was to ensure that the Defendant and even Chris Uba, the candidate of the PDP were not aware of the proceedings.

“In fact, Chris Uba filed an application asking the court to be joined in the matter as he is the authentic candidate of the PDP as confirmed and published by INEC. Again, the Judge struck out his motion for joinder out.

“Obinna Uzoh was not a claimant or counterclaimant in the matter. Despite this fact, the judge went ahead to grant him reliefs sought in his lawyer’s final written address; an action that is contrary to the provisions of the Law which says that the court cannot grant a person or party reliefs not sought and a defendant cannot have reliefs before a court unless he/she is also a counter claimant as the court is not a Father Christmas.

“The Court declared Obinna Uzoh as the winner of the election contrary to Section 285(13) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution, 4th alteration, as amended, which provides that the Court cannot declare any person who did not participate in all the stages of an election as the winner.

“Obinna Uzoh did not participate in the elections as it was Chris Uba that participated under the platform of the PDP and was duly announced by INEC as the 1st runner up.

“The Court has no jurisdiction to join Obinna Uzoh in a YPP pre-election matter as Obinna Uzoh was a member of the PDP and not an aspirant in the YPP primary election.

“The joining of Obinna Uzoh in YPP’s pre-election matter is contrary to section 87(9) of the Electoral Act as amended.

“The Court also has no jurisdiction to grant any relief in the claim after finding out that the claims of the claimant (Anani Cletus) have been overtaken by events according to the judgments of the Court. At that point, the pre-election matter filed by Anani Cletus came to an end.

“Curiously, rather than strike out the suit, the Court proceeded to consider the post-election reliefs sought by Obinna Uzoh’s lawyers in their final written address in opposition to the claim of Anani Cletus.

“This approach is unheard of in Nigeria’s legal jurisprudence as written addresses of Counsels are mere legal arguments and not claims.

“The Court also lacks jurisdiction to make far reaching findings, some of which border on illegality and are contentious as an originating summons was used to commence the suit.

“Such a suit must be commenced by a writ of summons to allow Senator Ifeanyi Ubah call witnesses to testify and rebut the unfounded and malicious allegations made against him.

“This cannot be done by an affidavit but only by oral evidence as stated by Nigerian law and Judicial decisions.

“The Court did not rely on any information from NECO, did not summon any staff of NECO, neither was there any official document from NECO stating that Senator Ubah’s NECO certificate was forged.

“As such, there was no iota of proof before the Court, let alone proof beyond reasonable doubt on the allegation of falsification of NECO certificate.

“The Court by virtue of this action, yet again, denied Senator Ubah of his right to fair hearing and impartial determination of allegations against him.”

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Imo: ‘You Are No Longer An Orphan’ — Oshiomhole Tells S’East APC

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Following the Supreme Court judgement that declared the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s candidate in Imo State, Sen. Hope Uzodinma as duly-elected governor, National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said the South-East caucus of the party has ceased to be “an orphan”.

Oshiomhole stated this at Uzodinma’s swearing-in while congratulating leaders of the caucus, Chairman of Anambra State APC, Chief Basil Ejidike said.

Before Tuesday’s judgement, the South East was the only geopolitical zone in the country without an APC governor.

“The National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, who had arrived a few minutes earlier, on sighting me said, Congratulations, you are no longer an orphan.

“For which I, in turn, declared before members of the National Working Committee that after Imo, Anambra would be the next State to join the party’s fold comes 2021,” Ejidike told Daily Trust.

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The Anambra party chairman explained that the APC would take over the state in the governorship election in 2021 because the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has underperformed.

Uzodinma was declared winner after the apex court sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a judgement the party described as “accursed” and “loathsome”.

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Suspected Arsonists Raze PDP Building In Enugu

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, office in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, was early Saturday set ablaze by unknown arsonists.

This is coming amidst rising tension over the forthcoming local government election in the State.

This is as many aspirants in Nsukka Council Area, under the platform of the party, have been crying out over the alleged hijack of the process by the party hierarchy, in favour of a particular candidate.

Barely 24 hours ago, some youths in the area also took to the streets, during which some of them were arrested and now being detained at the State CID, Enugu.

Mr. Fabian Onah, PDP chairman in Nsukka LGA, who confirmed the inferno, while speaking to journalists, said he was informed in the morning that part of the building was set ablaze.

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He said, “When I got the call, I immediately rushed to the party office to see for myself the level of the inferno and damages done by the incident.

“The target was my office as everything in my office was destroyed by fire.

“All the chairs, tables, documents and other office equipment were destroyed.”

He said that he was told the arsonists scaled the party office, broke up the window blinds, poured petrol, put fire and the office went up inflames

“I wonder what is the intention of those behind putting the PDP office on fire.

“Other parts of the party office were not touched as those behind the crime concentrated in my office where vital documents were stored,” he said.

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