Indications emerged at the weekend that the nine federal lawmakers representing Anambra State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the National Assembly, including Senators Andy Uba and Stella Oduah may return to the Supreme Court this week for clarification regarding their status with respect to its judgment on the leadership crisis rocking the party in the state.
Interestingly, Chief Chris Ubah, John Emeka, Annie Okonkwo and others on the list of Ejike Oguebego-led national executive of the party, who got judgment of the Supreme Court, have approached the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue them Certificates of Return as elected senators and House of Representatives members for Anambra State.
Already, Uba and Oduah have written to INEC insisting that the judgment did not affect their seats in the National Assembly.
Sources said that the motion seeking clarification of the judgment became necessary in view of the insinuations that the lawmakers may have lost their seats by the judgment of the apex court.
In a letter addressed to the Chairman of INEC by their lawyer, Chief Arthur Okafor (SAN), the politicians insisted that the Supreme Court judgment delivered last Friday has not in any way rendered their seats vacant in both chambers of the National Assembly.
The January 29 letter stated that the lawmakers urged the INEC chairman to “resist the machinations of those who are ill-motivated and bent on causing confusion in the system. If you find that the national executive of PDP, which, in the case, nominated our clients, then in the absence of a court order, there will be no compulsion or justification on your part to interfere with the mandate vested in our clients by the PDP and the electorate.”
They insisted that the primary election which produced them as candidates for the 2015 general elections was conducted by the national secretariat of the PDP as required by law and not the Anambra chapter of the PDP as being insinuated.