The Reform and Advancement Party withdraws litigation against Uzodinma.
A governorship aspirant Kingdom Okereke and The Reform and Advancement Party withdraws litigation against Uzodinma.
Recall that a political party, The Reform and Advancement Party with a governorship aspirant had earlier filed a suit against Hope Uzodinma, the governor of Imo State.
The litigation/suit was filed to challenge Hope Uzodinma as Governor of Imo State.
The Plaintiffs contended that the Supreme court had declared Uzodinma as candidate on the APC platform in the 2019 governorship election.
They said that in a judgment on 20 December, 2019 by the Supreme court ; Uche Nwosu a son-in-law of the last Governor, Rochas Okorocha was the APC candidate in the election and not Uzodinma.
The then judgment of the apex court had declared that Nwosu was sponsored at the same time by two parties: APC and Action Alliance and had therefore declared Uzodinma as rightful candidate after removing Emeka Ihedioha.
However at the Tuesday proceedings, the defense lawyers representing Uzodinma and INEC had urged the court to dismiss the litigations and award costs to the plaintiffs.
Uzodinma’s lawyer and the lawyer representing INEC, who are both the defense lawyers had asked for N8 Million and N5 million respectively.
The judge Justice Okong Abang, however dismissed the suits awarding N500,000 against the plaintiffs and in favour of Uzodinma and the two defendants.
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