Appeal Court strikes out suit challenging Ihedioha’s emergence as PDP guber candidate

Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri on Sunday, upheld the judgement of the Federal High Court which earlier dismissed a suit filed by Senator Sam Anyanwu, challenging the emergence of Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha as the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the 2019 general election.

Anyanwu had approached the Court seeking to nullify the victory of Ihedioha and rather be declared as the authentic winner of the primary election, accusing Ihedioha of engaging in over voting, thuggery, which he claimed, swayed the polls in his favour.

Delivering judgement on Sunday, Justice Raphael Chikwe Agbo, reaffirmed that the plaintiff did not convince the court on the prayers he sought.

He said from the allegations of Anyanwu, the Court could not establish the fact in his claims and therefore dismissed the suit for lack of proof.

It could be recalled that the Imo Governor, Ihedioha, on the party’s primary election conducted in Owerri on the 1st of October, polls 1723 to defeat Sam Anyanwu, who polled 1282.


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