A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, has declared Senator Prince Bassey Otu as the authentic All Progressives Congress governorship candidate for the 2023 elections.
A governorship aspirant, Senator Owan Enoh, had gone to court, seeking the disqualification of Senator Otu as the governorship candidate of the APC.
Justice Ojukwu, on Monday, while delivering judgment in the suit, said, “A candidate contesting for the position of the governor must be a Nigerian, meet the stipulated age requirement and have basic qualifications according to the constitution.”
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She emphasised that the matter of determination of the governorship candidate of a political party still remained the right of a political party.
The judgement ended months of anxiety and tension in the state.