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Supreme Court Hears Arararume, Ibezim’s Suit Today

Supreme Court of Nigeria would any moment from now hear the suit between Senator Arararume and Frank Ibezim over who is the authentic candidate of the APC  Imo North Senatorial primaries.

Arararume had secured stay of execution order as well as notice of appeal from the Supreme Court after the declaration of Frank Ibezim as the candidate of the APC in the Imo North APC Senatorial primaries by the Court of Appeal.

The hope of Arararume and Frank Ibezim as well as their individual supporters has hanged on the balance since Araraume secured the said notice of appeal from the Supreme Court as well as the continued delay in hearing of the matter by the Supreme Court.

However, Monday Lead gathered that today,  the two parties  will submit their evidences to the court after which the apex court will reserve judgment.

As it stands, the much awaited decision of the Supreme Court will be the final arbiter of who between the duo of Arararume and Ibezim that will finally represent Okigwe Zone at the Red Chambers.

It will be recalled that after the declaration of Frank Ibezim as the winner of the APC primaries, Senator Arararume dragged him to the Federal High Court where the said Ibezim was declared incompetent to fly the flag of the APC having forged his result.

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However, while the suit of certificate forgery was still pending in the court, Frank Ibezim took Arararume to Appeal Court where he challenged amongst others the declaration of Arararume as the party’s candidate by the lower court.

In the opinion of legal luminaries, APC as a political party as at the time of the said Imo North main election had no candidate for the election given the avalanche of various court judgments for and against the two contenders.

However, it is now incumbent upon the Supreme Court which is the final court to decide whether APC had a candidate or not during the controversial primaries, despite the fact that INEC had at the end of the said election declared APC winner without returning any candidate.

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