Uche Nwosu, the Action Alliance candidate in the governorship election in Imo State, has withdrawn his appeal against the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
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Nwosu is is son-in-law to Rochas Okorocha, erstwhile governor and Senator-elect on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election.
His lawyer, Solomon Umoh, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), told the seven-man panel of the Supreme Court that the decision to withdraw the appeal was based on a judgment by the apex court on December 20, 2019, which said Nwosu was not credibly nominated as candidate of his party in the election thus lacked the locus standi to file any case against the election.
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Counsel for Ihedioha and other respondents then urged the court to dismiss the appeal. Responding, the seven-man panel, led by Tanko Muhammad, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, unanimously dismissed the case.