The governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in the March 9th governorship election in Imo state, Uche Nwosu has stated that that governor Emeka Ihedhio will continue to be “haunted by the illegality of the position he presently occupies.”
Recall that the Appeal court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday affirmed the victory of Governor Ihediohas and dismissed the appeals filed by three candidates and their parties: Uche Nwosu (AA), Hope Uzodinma (APC) and Ifeanyi Ararume (APGA); challenging the verdict of Tribunal that upheld the election of Ihedioha of PDP.
Reacting to the appeal court verdict in a statement signed by Onwuasoanya FCC Jones, his campaign media director, Uche Nwosu said that neither the Electoral tribunal, nor the appeal court looked into the key issues of constitutional spread, hence he has directed his legal team to file for an appeal at the Supreme court where he hopes to get justice.
Part of the statement reads: “It is regrettable that instead of determining this sensitive issue of constitutionality, the eminent justices chose, in their unacceptable wisdom, to dwell more on the technicality of our expert witness’ qualification or otherwise. We wish however to State, that the expert witness is not only qualified as an expert, but also possesses credible evidence to prove that.”
Uche Nwosu disclosed that he has directed his legal team to “immediately file an appeal at the Supreme Court,” where he is hopeful that “the eminent priests and gatekeepers of our laws shall not discountenance this key Constitutional loophole in the declaration of His Excellency Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha as governor-elect.
“While Ihedioha may have gotten judgement in his favour this time, we are convinced that he will continue to be haunted by the illegality of the position he presently occupies. The wheels of justice may grind slowly, but its sanctity, we are confident, will eventually be preserved.”