Senator Andy Uba says the primary election for senatorial candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State was conducted at the national level and not by the state executives of the prty
Therefore, he remains the Senator representing Anambra South in the Senate, he told Channels Television on Friday night.
This was in reaction to the report that the Supreme Court had sacked two Senators from Anambra State, Stella Oduah and Andy Uba, nearly two months after a third Senator from the state, Uche Ekwunife, was sacked by the Court of Appeal.
Just like her colleague, Stella Oduah had earlier said, Mr Andy Uba also told Channels Television that the Supreme Court judgment which re-affirmed Ejike Oguebego as Anambra PDP Chairman does not affect their seats in the National Assembly.
“It is the national (working committee of the party) that conducts primaries, not the state. So the issue of him being the one that we came under does not exist,” Uba said.
Asides reaffirming the chairmanship of Oguebego, the Supreme Court also declared the list of candidates submitted by the Ken Emekayi faction illegal.
But Uba said, “The judgment is very clear. The Supreme Court did not get into the issue of nomination or who is supposed to be sitting in the Senate. All they did was to deal with the issue of who is the authentic chairman of PDP.”
He noted, “When he went to court, Ejike Oguebego was not discussing the primaries or who the candidate was. What he wanted was for him to be restored as Chairman of PDP.
“Court did not say that we were being removed or it affected our seats as Senators of the Federal Republic or members of the National Assembly.”
Senator Uba also explained that a consequential order was not made in regards to the case.
“If the Supreme Court thought that we were wrong in where we are or that we came through a false means they would have made a consequential order to remove us,” he affirmed.