Tribunal: Uche Nwosu goes to Appeal Court.
Uche Nwosu, the in-law to the immediate past Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has headed to the Appeal Court over the tribunal's judgement in favour of the sitting governor, Emeka Ihedioha.
Justice Malami Dogondaji, who led the panel, had last Saturday dismissed three petitions challenging the election of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, at the March 9 election.
The Justice said the petitions against the governor lacked merit to disqualify him from office.
Briefing newsmen on Tuesday, Eli Moses, the party’s acting National Secretary, said the tribunal’s verdict was judgment and not justice.
Moses noted that the tribunal did not take cognizance of the provisions of the constitution on two-third of the local government areas in winning the governorship election.
“The attention of the National Think Tank Committee of our great Party Action Alliance, has been drawn to the ruling of the Imo Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal delivered in Abuja on September 21.
“We wish to state as follows: That the party having interfaced with our team of lawyers, reject the outcome of the ruling by the tribunal as it only qualifies as a judgment and not justice.
“That the party and our governorship candidate, Chief Uche Nwosu, insist that the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is and remains the ground rule for adjudication.
“And therefore, the PDP and its candidate at the election did not meet the constitutional requirement of two-thirds majority in the 27 local government areas of the state as required by law.”
“The party is and remains in total support of its governorship candidate, Chief Uche Nwosu, as he seeks justice at the Court of Appeal,” he said.