A Court of Appeal, Awka Division presided by Justice Chioma Nwosu-Ikpeme has dismissed an application challenging the judgement of an Awka High Court of Anambra State, which declared the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Professor Chukwuma Soludo as candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the November 6, gubernatorial election in the state.
Justice Nwosu-Ikpeme who struck out the motion accused Anambra politicians of going round the country shopping for judgments to enable them to contest in the November 6 governorship election.
Justice Nwosu-Iheme ruled on a motion by Chike Onyemenam counsel to Jude Okeke, who claims to be the national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance , APGA, seeking to stop the execution of the order made earlier on July 18 by Justice Charles C. Okaa of the Anambra State High Court in Awka directing the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to recognize Professor Charles Soludo, as the APGA candidate in the November 6 gubernatorial election in the state.
Justice of the Court of Appeal therefore demanded punishment for the judge of the Jigawa State High Court, Justice Ubale of Birnin Kudu, and his counterpart in the Imo State judiciary, Justice B. C. Iheka, for what she described as their unprofessional conduct by dabbling into the Anambra State gubernatorial election controversy and gave consequential judgments on it.
The Court of Appeal justice also wants lawyers who took the cases to the state high courts in Jigawa and Imo states disciplined for professional misbehavior.