The Action Alliance (AA) in Imo State has withdrawn its petition at the election tribunal challenging the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
The National Chairman of the party, Kenneth Udeze, made this known in a statement to newsmen.
The party’s statement reads: “This press release is in conformity with AA constitution 2005 as Amended. In view of a letter from the National Secretariat of the Party addressed to the Speaker of IMHA duly endorsed by the National Chairman and National Secretary of the Action Alliance.
“May we use this opportunity to reaffirm Action Alliance commitment to the CUPP arrangement in forming Government of National Unity (GNU) at the centre and Government of state Unity (GSU)) among the federating unit.
“The Party has resolved to discontinue from the Governorship Election tribunal going on in some state in Nigeria including Imo state, prior to events that led to the defection of the deputy governorship candidate of our great Party, Rt Hon. Acho Ihim to PDP.
“Recent events and political permutation have clearly put the party in taking the position not to go through the process of issuing the necessary notices to INEC for Election/selection of deputy Governorship candidate to conduct another party primaries.”
Naija News recalls that Uche Nwosu, the former Chief of Staff to the Immediate past Governor of the State, Rochas Okorocha, was the governorship candidate of the AA.