Bassey Otu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been today declared as the official governorship candidate of APC in Cross River State ahead of next year’s election.
This was announced during a Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the capital of Cross River.
The Chief Judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu announced that to the court while she was passing judgement in a suit on Monday in Calabar.
It would be recalled that Owan Enoh, a fellow contender and an APC governorship candidate in Cross River had filed a suit in the court asking for the disqualification of Mr Otu as the party’s governorship flagbearer after the primary in May.
However, the Judge in her ruling noted “That a candidate contesting for a the position of governor must be a Nigerian, meet the stipulated age requirement and have basic qualification according to the constitution.”
Justice Ojukwu however advised that the issue of producing a governorship flagbearer for any party is the duty of the political party.
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