Action Alliance congratulates Imo Governor on victory at Tribunal

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Governor Emeka Ihedioha rejoices as the Election Tribunal judgement favoured him.

The Action Alliance (AA) says the victory of Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo at the Election Petitions Tribunal affirms the governor’s election.

The party also congratulated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement issued by Mr James Vernimbe, the National Secretary of the party.

“Our great party is indeed satisfied with the judgment and we congratulate you and urge you to continue with the good works in Imo state,” the statement reads.

The tribunal on September 21, dismissed all three petitions challenging the states governorship election where Governor Ihedioha emerged as winner.

The petitioners challenged the emergence of the PDP candidate as winner of the March 9 governorship election on the grounds that the election was marred with irregularities.

However the tribunal held that candidate of the Action Alliance Uche Nwosu, Ifeanyi Ararume of the All Progressive Grand Alliance and Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, failed to establish their petitions against Governor Ihedioha.

The three-man tribunal held that the petitioners having failed to discharge the burden of proof placed on them by the law, their petitions were liable to be dismissed.

The Action Alliance party had on September 7, during its special convention, withdrew the party’s name from the election tribunal, saying “it was for the overall interests of the party and the state.”

 

Mercy Chukwudiebere