The Supreme court has stand down Judgement on Imo Governorship Election suit challenging the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State.
AUTHENTIC NEWS GIANT LEARNT That The Supreme Court has stood down judgment in the suit challenging the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State.
The Supreme Court took the decision on Tuesday while hearing the appeal filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the March 9 election, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume.
Senator Ararume filed the appeal to challenge Governor Ihedioha’s election after he lost at the Imo State Governorship Election Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.
There is heavy tension in Imo state after the Supreme Court stood down judgment in the suit challenging the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
But Ihedioha’s counsel, Onyechi Ikeazu, SAN, in the supreme court urged the apex court to dismiss the appeal for lack of merit.
This development, however, didn’t settle down well with Damian Dodo, the counsel to Uzodinma who urged the court to wholly adopt the argument as canvassed.
Also, Dodo urged the court to allow the appeal by reckoning with the appellant votes that were illegally excluded and, grant the reliefs as sought.
But Ikpeazu countered the grounds as affirmed by Dodo.
He said, “My Lord dismiss the appeal upon that the appeal is not an appeal on exclusion of results”.
Also, the counsel for Ararume, Yusuf Ali, SAN, urged the court to adopt and grant the relief being sought by his client.
But in another twist, the counsel to Uche Nwosu, governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, AA, Solomon Umoh also asked for the withdrawal of his client’s appeal based on his advice which was subsequently granted as prayed by the apex court.