(top) Reinstated governor Obi (bottom) Andy Uba ex-presidential Labrador, domestic assistant and rogue governor; booted out of government house.
The Supreme Court of Nigeria in an historic and landmark unanimous decision has asked newly (s)elected governor of Anambra State and ex-President Obasanjo's favorite Labrador and ladies man, Andy Uba, to vacate the Government House, Awka immediately as the past incumbent governor, Mr. Peter Obi has not finished his term of office.
It would be recalled that Mr Obi who is of the APGA party upon being rigged out of that office in 2003, by the ruling PDP party, had approached the courts for a settlement of his grievances. The courts later reinstalled him as Governor of Anambra State after a prolonged battle that ate deep into his tenure of office. He returned to the courts to protest this injustice and seek tenure elongation in fulfillment of his mandate.
Today that history was written large on the pages of Nigeria's political annals. Peter Obi will now complete his tenure as the governor of Anambra State while Mr. Andy Uba, erstwhile household assistant, ladies man and favorite Labrador to former President Obasanjo will vacate power immediately since Peter Obi is entitled to stay in office till May 17, 2010.
The Supreme Court judgement was read by Justice Katsina Alau in a unanimous decision where all the seven members agreed without dissent. There is wild jubilation across Nigeria, as its most controversial governor, Andy Uba, is kicked out of office.
Gov. Peter Obi (born July 19, 1961) was governor of Anambra State in Nigeria from March 17, 2006 to November 3, 2006 and again from February 9, 2007 to May 29, 2007. He is a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) party.
He replaced Former Gov. Chris Ngige, whose 2003 election victory was overturned by the Nigerian Federal Court of Appeal on March 15, 2006.
On November 2, 2006, Gov. Obi was impeached by 16 members of the state house of assembly after 7 months in office. He was replaced the next day by Dame Virginia Etiaba, his deputy, making her the first ever female Governor in Nigeria's history.
Peter Obi was re-instated as the Governor of Anambra State again on February 9, 2007 by the Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu. Mrs. Virgy Etiaba honourably handed the reins of power back to Mr Obi immediately after the court ruling. To my friend and brother, I say worthy, worthy you for a fight well fought and as we bring out the crystal glasses, my toast is; one big one down, eleven more to go!
Ibo kwenu! Ibo zua nu!! Ibo kwezu nu!!!
Read about the rogue governor's inglorious exit here