Emerging report indicates that a fresh legal move to sack Senator Hope Uzodinma as the Governor of Imo State, has commenced before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court.
The fresh suit was filed by the Reform and Advancement Party, RAP, and its 2019 Governorship Candidate in the State, Okere Kingdom.
Okere and his party are asking the court for a judicial interpretation on whether the All Progressives Congress, APC, actually sponsored Uzodinma as its Candidate for the said election.
The Plaintiffs are specifically asking the court to order the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Governor Uzodinma, and to issue a fresh one to the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Emeka Ihedioha, as the validly elected Governor of the State.
The suit is predicated against the backdrop of the judgement of the Supreme Court in appeal no: SC/1384/2019, which upheld the decision of both the Court of Appeal and the Federal High Court, and affirmed Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, as the authentic and duly elected/nominated 2019 Imo State Governorship Candidate of the APC.
In an originating summons marked FHC/ABJ/CS/677/2020, the Plaintiffs formulated several questions for determination by the court.
Uzodinma was proclaimed as the Governor of the State by the Supreme Court, last year, in a decision many described as controversial and miraculous.
The Governor has since then, faced heavy opposition from most residents of Imo State, who feel aggrieved over the Apex court’s decision.
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