Imo Governorship: Ihedioha’s Victory As PDP Candidate Upheld
Former national assembly speaker Emeka Ihedioha

The Court of Appeal in Owerri on Sunday dismissed a suit challenging the emergence of Imo state Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 general election.

Concise News learned that the appellate upheld the ruling of a Federal High Court which had earlier dismissed the suit filed by Senator Sam Anyanwu.

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Anyanwu had asked the Court to nullify the victory of Ihedioha and declared him as the authentic winner of the primary election.

He had accused Ihedioha of engaging thuggery, which he claimed, swayed the polls in his favour.

But delivering judgment on Sunday, Justice Raphael Chikwe Agbo 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.

Ihedioha polled 1723 to defeat Anyanwu, who polled 1282, in the party’s primary conducted the 1st of October in Owerri, the state capital.