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Governor-elect Ihedioha floors opponent in court

Governor-elect Ihedioha
  • Governor-elect Ihedioha floors opponent in court

Governor-elect Ihedioha floors opponent in court. A suit filed by Senator Samuel Anyanwu, challenging the emergence of Imo State Governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has been thrown aside by a Federal Court sitting in Owerri, Imo State capital.

Senator Anyanwu, representing Imo East in the Senate, had approached the court seeking to nullify the victory of Ihedioha. Anyanwu told the court that he should be declared as the authentic winner of the PDP gubernatorial primary election in the State. He also accused the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of engaging in over voting, thuggery, which he alleged, swayed the polls in his favour.

Delivering his ruling on the matter Thursday, Justice Tijani Ringim, pointed out that the plaintiff did not convince the court on the prayers he sought. The judge said the court could not establish the fact in his claims and therefore dismissed the suit for lack of proof. It would be recalled that the Imo State Governor-elect, won the gubernatorial primary election of the party conducted in Owerri on October 1, 2018, polling 1,723 votes to defeat Senator Anyanwu, who polled 1,282 votes.

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