Governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in Imo State Uche Nwosu, has debunked rumours that he planned to challenge the Supreme Court judgment which declared Hope Uzodinma as governor.
Nwosu, who addressed reporters after a meeting with leaders of the Rescue Mission Structures, council and ward chairmen, as well as state executives of the APC, said he would not fight the judgment but support Uzodinma wholeheartedly.
He said: “I want to state categorically that the party, including the structures in the state, have accepted the judgment which affirmed Hope Uzodinma as the governor of our state.
“We are not in any way fighting that judgment that has given our party the victory due it; but we shall give our unalloyed support to the new government.
“We are elated that the injustice we faced at the tribunal and Appeal Court has become a thing of the past, and so we are using this avenue to praise the judiciary for still remaining the last resort of the hopeless.”
Earlier, The Herald reported that the Supreme Court has struck out an appeal filed against Emeka Ihedioha as Imo state Governor. The appeal which was filed by Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance (AA) has been struck out.
Supreme court struck out the appeal on Uche Nwosu’s oral request through Solomon Umoh (SAN), his legal counsel.
The election victory of Emeka Ihedioha on Feb 19, 2019 gubernatorial poll has been challenged by Nwosu and 2 other candidates.
The candidates who have approached the court seeking the nullification to the Guber poll allege Ihedioha won through scrupulous means as the election was marred with electoral malpractices.