The Action Alliance (AA)’s governorship candidate in the March 9, 2019 election, Uche Nwosu has withdrawn the appeal he filed against Governor Emeka Ihedioha, to challenge his victory in the Imo State election.
Nwosu made his decision known to the seven-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Tuesday, through his lawyer, Solomon Umoh (SAN).
Nwosu, a son-in-law to the immediate-past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, said his decision was based on the judgment of the apex court delivered on December 20, 2019.
His lawyer said, “Based on the judgment of this court in appeal SC. 1384/2019 delivered on December 20, 2019, and subsequently, on my advice to my client, we have decided to withdraw this appeal.”
Responding, counsel for respondents to the appeal, including Governor Emeka Ihedioha, who won the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, urged the court to dismiss the appeal having been withdrawn.
The seven-man panel in its ruling, unanimously dismissed the appeal.