Messrs Ukachukwu and Nwoye are both claiming to be the PDP candidates.
The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, ordered the Court of Appeal, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State to hear the appeal filed by Tony Nwoye, against the judgement of the Federal High Court, which affirmed Nicholas Ukachukwu as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State.
Mr. Ukachukwu, who came second at the PDP governorship primary election conducted in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on August 24, had gone to the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, on August 29, challenging the victory of Mr. Nwoye.
The Court, in its judgement declared him (Ukachukwu) as the winner of the election while Mr. Nwoye appealed the ruling.
However, Mr. Ukachukwu, through his counsel, Nwafor Orizu, brought a motion to the Supreme Court two weeks ago, asking it to stop the proceedings of the Court of Appeal, alleging bias.
He had asked that the judges should disqualify themselves.
However, Justice Walter Onnoghen, who led four other justices of the Supreme Court, dismissed Mr. Ukachukwu’s motion and asked the Court of Appeal to proceed with the hearing of the case.
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