Teddy Nwanunobi, Abuja
The duo of Senator Andy Uba and Senator Stella Oduah were seen at different locations at the National Assembly on Monday, despite last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, which sacked both lawmakers from the Senate.
Uba, who represents Anambra South Senatorial District, was seen attending Monday’s meeting of the Senate Joint Committees on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions.
Oduah, who represents Anambra North Senatorial District, however, was spotted in her office attending to visitors and files on her table.
While at the National Assembly, the two legislators, who some people believe were sacked from the legislature, following the ruling that affirmed Ejike Oguebego’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership in Anambra State, attended to their personal businesses unhindered.
Their presence at the National Assembly caught the attention of staff and visitors, who have been following political developments in Anambra State.
It would be that a full panel of the Supreme Court, had last Friday, in Abuja, reaffirmed an earlier Federal High Court’s verdict, declaring that the Ejike Oguebego-led PDP executive had the sole right to hold the primaries in Anambra State.
The Apex Court upheld an earlier decision by Justice Chukwu of the Federal High Court laying out the proper procedures for selection of the PDP’s legislative candidates.
The decision of the Apex Court was thought to have swept away all the National Assembly members from Anambra State on the platform of the PDP.
In December 2014, the Federal High Court had ruled that it was only the constitutionally recognised state party leadership led by Ejike Oguebego that could organise the Party primaries.