The Federal High Court in Calabar, Cross River State, presided over by Hon. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, has today, October 24, 2022, declared declared Bassey Otu as the authentic candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
In suit FHC/CA/CS/106/2022 brought before it by John Owan Enoh, challenging the authenticity of Otu’s candidature, the court dismissed the suit insisting that the matter of determination of the governorship candidate of a political party is and still remains the right of a political party. “A candidate contesting for a position of the governor must be a Nigerian, meet the stipulated age requirement and have basic qualifications according to the constitution”, she added.
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