According to a report monitored by Naija News on The Punch today, Tuesday disclosed that the Action Alliance’s governorship candidate in the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, has withdrawn the appeal he filed against the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
The report has noted that Nwosu’s lawyer, Mr Solomon Umoh (SAN), had told the seven-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Tanko Muhammad, that the decision to withdraw the appeal challenging the outcome of the last governorship election in Imo State was based on the judgment of the apex court delivered on December 20, 2019.
Umoh said in responding to the case withdrawal said; “Based on the judgment of this court in appeal SC. 1384/2019 delivered on December 20, 2019, and subsequently, on my advice to my client, we have decided to withdraw this appeal.”
Responding, counsel for respondents to the appeal, including Governor Emeka Ihedioha, who won the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, urged the court to dismiss the appeal having been withdrawn.
The son-in-law to the former Governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, was suspended over alleged insubordination, anti-party activities and mismanagement of party funds.
The development was announced by the National Chairman of the party, Kenneth Udeze, who accused Nwosu of ‘serially undermining the principle of party supremacy.