The candidate of Action Alliance (AA) and son in-law to former state governor, Rochas Okorocha, Tuesday, lost his bid to upturn the election of Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha.
This is as the Supreme Court struck out his appeal on the ground that he was not qualified in the first place to contest the election.
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Mohammad, the presiding Justice of a seven member panel sitting in the appeal in Abuja struck out the appeal following an oral application for withdrawal by counsel to Uche Nwosu and his party, AA, Chief Solomon Umoh (SAN).
Nwosu and his party are among three candidates in the March 6, 2019 governorship election in the state, seeking the nullification of Ihedioha’s election on allegations of malpractices and non compliance with the electoral laws.
However, when the matter was called, counsel to the appeallants, Chief Umoh informed the court that based on the decision of the apex court delivered on December 20, 2019 to the extent that Nwosu was not qualified to participate in the governorship election in the state, he advised them that the appeal be withdrawn.
Umoh accordingly moved to withdraw the appeal.
It was not opposed by respondents in the appeal.
Accordingly, the presiding Justiice struck it out, adding: “Appeal having withdrawn is hereby struck out”.
Felix Omohomhion, Abuja