UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): By an application filed on 12th September 2022, the Applicant seeks the following order:
"1. An Order granting leave to Obinna Oriaku Eze to appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Appeal No.: CA/OW/269/2022, All Progressives Congress and Another v. High Chief Ikechi Emenike and Another delivered on 2nd day of September, 2022 as a party affected by the judgment of the Court.”
The grounds upon which the application is predicated are as follows:
“1. The Applicant’s name was to be forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission as the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the forthcoming Abia State gubernatorial election in 2023.
2. The 3rd Respondent (High Chief Ikechi Emenike) filed a Suit and prayed the Court to declare him as the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the forthcoming Abia State gubernatorial election in 2023.
3. The 3rd Respondent (Hi…