Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja yesterday nullified the participation of Mr. Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law of former Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, in the last governorship election in the state.
Justice Ekwo, in a judgment, nullified Nwosu’s candidacy in the polls on the grounds of double nominations, an action, which according to the court violated section 37 of the Electoral Act.
Justice Ekwo in his judgment upheld the case of the plaintiffs, the Action People’s Party (APP) and its Deputy National Chairman, Mr. Uche Nnadi, that Nwosu’s candidature was null and void on the grounds of multiplicity of nominations as the governorship candidate of both the APC and AA.
He declared that the nomination of Nwosu by AA as a governorship candidate, “is invalid, null and void, having been made at the pendency of similar nomination of the second defendant (Nwosu) by the APC for the same position.”
The judge held that Nwosu affirmed to be the APC’s governorship candidate in his statement on oath sworn before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.
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