Supreme Court Quashes Andy Ubah, Stella Odua’s elections

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By Peter OSSAI
The election of Andy Ubah and former Aviation Minister, Stella Odua into the nation’s apex law making body, the National Assembly has been quashed by the Supreme Court.
It would be recalled that while Uba represented Anambra South in the National Assembly, Odua represented Anambra Central before the decision of the Supreme Court to sack them over pre-election matters.
In the ruling delivered by the apex court Friday morning, they are to be replaced by Chris Ubah (Anambra South) and Annie Okonkwo (Anambra Central).
Prior to the Supreme Court’s action, the third Senator from the state, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife had been removed by the Court of Appeal.
The three become Senators on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Chief Andy Ubah served as Special Adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Domestic Affairs before venturing into full time politics.
Another beneficiary of the Supreme Court’s action is Mr. Ejike Oguebego who was re-affirmed as the authentic State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Anambra State.
The apex court had declared the list of candidates for various elective positions submitted by the other faction illegal.
It would also be recalled that Mr Oguebego had sued on behalf of themselves and others including Mr Chris Uba, who is the Anambra South senatorial candidate for the apex court to determine who were the legal and validly nominated candidates of the party to stand for the last general elections for the party in Anambra.