- Uche Nwosu has withdrawn the appeal he filed against the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha
- The decision to withdraw the appeal was based on the judgement of the apex court last year
- Nwosu disclosed this before the seven-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Tanko Muhammad
Uche Nwosu, the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the March 9, 2019, Imo election, has withdrawn the appeal he filed against the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
According to the Nation, his lawyer, Solomon Umoh (SAN) said the decision to withdraw the appeal was based on the judgement of the apex court delivered on December 20, 2019.
“Based on the judgement of this court in appeal SC. 1384/2019 delivered on December 20, 2019, and subsequently, on my advice to my client, we have decided to withdraw this appeal,” Umoh said while announcing the decision to withdraw the appeal.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that after suffering a huge defeat in the governorship election in Imo, the candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the poll, Uche Nwosu, returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Nwosu, a son-in-law of former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, however, insisted that he is the candidate of the APC and that the Supreme Court recognised him as such while delivering its judgement recently.
Nwosu had defected to the AA after losing the primary election of the APC in the buildup to the governorship poll in the state. He, thereafter, lost in the election to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Emeka Ihedioha.
Daily Sun reports that while speaking with journalists, Nwosu, who had arrived Imo from Abuja, claimed that even though the Supreme Court voided his petition for double nomination, it recognised him as a member of the APC.
“The Supreme Court has said all, it said I am the candidate of APC, what it means is that I’m the candidate of APC even though another person was foisted on APC."
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