Paul Osuyi, Asaba
The Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, the Delta State capital, on Monday sacked the state executive committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC) led by Mr Jones Erue as chairman.
The court, presided over by Justice T.B. Adegoke, held that Mr Cyril Ogodo is the authentic chairman of the party in the state.
The court also held that the ward and local government executives of the APC under the Erue-led state executive is null and void.
It further held that all actions purportedly taken be Erue as state chairman are also null and void, just as it voided the emergence of candidates for the 2019 general elections from the primaries conducted by Erue-led executive.
As a result, the re-election of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has been affected by the judgment as he emerged from the primary conducted by Erue-led executive.
Other candidates affected by the judgment include the state governorship candidate, Great Ogboru, the senatorial candidate for Delta South senatorial district and immediate past governor of the state, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, among others.