The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has kicked out its campaign for the rerun election of the Anambra Central Senatorial district.
This is despite the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ordering the immediate swearing in of Dr Obiorah Okonkwo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The rerun election is scheduled for the 13th January 2018.
While addressing supporters, the candidate of APGA, Victor Umeh, said the judgement was a ridiculous one, especially coming from a High Court in a matter that had been settled by the Supreme Court.
Umeh said: “I want to assure you that the rerun election must hold. Do no mind what they are doing, just get prepared with your PVCs to vote for APGA.
“I got 86,000 votes in 2015 to win that election. Ngige got 20,000 votes and when they saw that I had won, they gave Ekwunife 93,000 votes and rigged her in.
“But today where is she? She is no where. Obi also came out to join the race, and I told him he was not qualified to run and he said he is the rock and would contest, but what happened?
“I have never lost any legal battle, and I assure you that Obiorah Okonkwo is too small to confront me. I have survived too many court orders to fear this one from Okonkwo.
“The Okonkwo that court is asking to be sworn in as PDP’s candidate for that election held his primary election in Ogidi, Ekwunife held a separate primary at Nri, while Sylvester Okonkwo had his at Ojoto, and each declared himself winner, and a court thinks it is credible primary.”