Nigeria’s Supreme Court Stands Down Judgment on Imo Governorship Election

  • Uche Nwosu withdraws appeal•

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Tuesday stood down judgment in the suit challenging the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State.

The highest court in the land took the decision while hearing the appeal filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the March 9, 2019 election, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume.

Senator Araraume filed the appeal to challenge Governor Ihedioha’s election after he lost at the Imo State Governorship Election Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, chaired a seven-man panel of justices that presided over the hearing of the appeal.

Meanwhile, Mr Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance (AA), who had also filed an appeal against the governor’s election, has withdrawn the suit before the same apex court.

Mr Nwosu, represented by his lawyer, Mr Solomon Umoh, explained that he took the decision based on the judgment of the apex court delivered on December 20, 2019.

The Supreme Court had said that Nwosu was not a candidate in the March 9 poll.

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