Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, Imo State has upheld the judgement of the Federal High Court which dismissed a suit filed by Senator Sam Anyanwu, challenging the emergence of Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Anyanwu had approached the Court seeking to nullify the victory of Ihedioha and that he be declared as the authentic winner of the primary election.
He had accused Ihedioha of engaging in over-voting, thuggery, which he alleged, swayed the polls in favour of Ihedioha.
Delivering judgement, Justice Raphael Chikwe Agbo, reaffirmed that the plaintiff did not convince the court on the prayers he sought.
He said from the allegations of Anyanwu, the Court could not establish the fact in his claims and therefore dismissed the suit for lack of proof.
It could be recalled that Governor Ihedioha, during the party’s primary election conducted in Owerri on October 1st, 2018, polled 1,723 votes to defeat Sam Anyanwu, who polled 1,282.
While Senator Anyanwu rejected the result of the primary election, five other aspirants, namely Senator Achonu, Professor Jude Njoku, Chief Chukwuma Ekomaru, Chief George Ejike, congratulated Ihedioha on his victory and went ahead to work for his victory during the governorship poll.
Meanwhile, Ihedioha had extended an olive branch to Anyanwu to join hands with him to move the state forward and also restated his resolve to run an inclusive government.