Supreme Court has finally dashed governorship ambition of Uche Nwosu, he son-in-law of former Governor Rocchas Okorocha
In a unanimous judgment, the Court in a Suit filed by the Action Peoples Party, APP, held that by virtue of Uche Nwosu’s double candidature and in line with the clear provisions of the Electoral Act, he was bound to be disqualified from the election and affirmed the judgments of the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
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By this judgment, the Election Petition Appeal against the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha also before the apex court by Uche Nwosu is also quashed since he was not validly nominated as candidate for the election and therefore lacks the locus to file a petition before the Governorship Election Tribunal.
While reacting to the judgment, the National Chairman of the Action Peoples Party, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere declared that the significance of this judgment was that Imo State was finally liberated from the Okorocha dynasty which for eight years fleeced and destroyed the state.
He expressed joy that his Party was the one that sealed the fate of the Okorochas and liberated Imo State from their shackle and called on the EFCC and the ICPC to take advantage of this judgment and move in to recover whatever was illegitimately taken from Imo state by Okorocha and his son in-laws, Uche Nwosu while they held sway in the state for eight years