Written by Chuks NZEH

Appeal Court strikes out suit against Ihedioha

The Court of Appeal in Owerri, Imo State, on Sunday, struck out the suit challenging the emergence of Governor Emeka Ihedioha as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election.

The suit, filed by Senator Samuel Anyanwu, who was also an aspirant, had earlier been stuck out by the Owerri Federal High Court.

Delivering judgment on the matter, Justice Raphael Chikwe Agbo, said that the petitioner did not bring enough evidence to convince the court.

In dismissing the suit, the jurist said that Anyanwu was unable to establish his allegations.

Anyanwu had approached the Court seeking to nullify the victory of Ihedioha, urging the courts to declare him the authentic winner of the primary election.

He accused Ihedioha of engaging in over-voting, thuggery, which he alleged, swayed the polls in favour of Ihedioha.

Ihedioha had in the primary election on October 1, 2018, got 1,723 votes to defeat Anayanwu who got 1,282 to come second.

Reacting to the development, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Chibuike Onyeukwu, said that the governor had extended an Olive branch to Anyanwu.


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