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Court dismisses suit against Ihedioha



SUPREME Court, Thursday, dismissed a  suit filed against the Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha by Senator Samuel Anyanwu challenging the emergence of  Ihedioha as Imo State Governor.

The  lead judgment delivered by  Justice John Okoro held that the appellant did not prove his case beyond all reasonable doubt as to convince the court on why Gov. Ihedioha should be dropped as the Imo State Governor.

Justice Okoro also said that the appellant has failed to prove the allegation made against the first respondent and thereby dismissed the case for want of reliable prove. He  awarded the cost of N200,000 in favour of the first and second respondents.

Sen. Anyanwu, it could be recalled had instituted a suit, urging the court to nullify the victory of Chief Emeka Ihedioha as Imo State Governor at the 2019 general election. He had also urged the court to declare him the authentic winner of PDP governorship party primaries to that effect.

Sen. Anyanwu in his claims, accused Gov. Ihedioha of engaging in over voting and  thuggery  which he alleged,  made it possible for Ihedioha to outsmart other contenders.

Ihedioha had polled a total of 1,723 votes to defeat Sen. Samuel Anyanwu in the October 1, 2018 PDP Party primaries at the Kalu Nwankwo Sports Centre, Owerri, Sen. Anyanwu got also a total of 1,282 votes to trail behind Chief Ihedioha.

It could be recalled that  the court of appeal sitting in Owerri had struck out Sen. Anyanwu’s suit challenging the candidature of Gov. Ihedioha as the authentic candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State.

Dismissing the suit, Justice Okoro said that Senator Samuel Anyanwu failed to establish his allegations firmly and convincingly, he therefore struck it out for want of merit.




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