Ifeatu Obi-Okoye, the National Publicity Secretary of the Victor Oye faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA , said the position taken by the Martin Agbaso faction of the party on development surrounding the Anambra governorship election, was ill informed.
Obi-Okoye said Governor Willie Obiano’s candidacy suffered no legitimacy issues as the primary that returned him met the conditions of the party and electoral guidelines.
He said Obiano was duly nominated and that the argument that his candidacy might be upturned was illogical and fallacious.
“The Order of Mandamus they were referring to is the judgment of High Court of Enugu and extra-jurisdiction of Enugu state.
“That order was subsequently set aside by the Court of Appeal, and the implication of Court of Appeal’s judgment is that the Mandamus Order never existed.
“There was a High Court judgment at Awka, and a second High Court order which emanated from Anambra High Court in Nnewi and those high courts in Anambra as against that High Court if Enugu.
“The nomination of Obiano was done in the state capital as required by the Electoral Act as at that time.
“The process of the nomination of the governorship candidate of APGA was conducted by the National Working Committee of the party, the powers to conduct such exercise does not lie in the Chairman that was why the Chairman was not even physically present.
“The current action instituted by the Agbaso faction long after the judgment of the Court of Appeal vacated the Mandamus Order on the Aug 31, is a frivolous action and one taken in bad faith.
“The argument is non sequitur and lacks legitimacy,’’ he said.