Ogboru not qualified for Re-Run Election, Federal Court Rules
Chief Great Ogboru
Justice Ibrahim M. Buba of the Federal High Court Asaba yesterday ( Wednesday, July 20, 2011) declared that Chief Great Ogboru of the Democratic People's Party (DPP) was not a candidate in the January 6, 2011 Governorship re-run election.
Giving judgment in a suit brought before it by the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its chairman, Barr. Peter Nwaoboshi challenging the eligibility of Ogboru for the election, the Judge held that Ogboru did not comply with statutory requirements of the 2006 Electoral Act.
Specifically, the Court held that Ogboru did not meet the provisions of the 2006 Electoral Act which stipulates that 50 party members should endorse the governorship candidate.
According to the court, those who nominated him were not registered members of the Democratic People's Party (DPP).
By this judgment of the suit No FHC/ASB/CS/104/2011, Great Ogboru was not qualified to have participated in the April 14, 2007 Governorship Election