Supreme Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Ihedioha’s Victory

The Supreme Court has dismissed a suit challenging the victory of Emeka Ihedioha as Imo State Governor.

Justice Jonn Okoro on Tuesday held that the appellant failed to prove his case beyond a reasonable doubt.

“The appellant has failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the allegations made against the 1st respondent, therefore the case is hereby dismissed and cost of N200,000 awarded in favour of the first and second respondents.

The suit which was filed by Senator Samuel Anyanwu seeks to nullify the victory of Ihedioha.

Supreme Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Ihedioha's Victory

He urged the courts to declare him the authentic winner of the primary election.

He accused Ihedioha of engaging in over-voting, thuggery, which he alleged, swayed the polls in favour of Ihedioha who is now the governor of the State.

Ihedioha had in the primary election on October 1, 2018, got 1,723 votes to defeat Anayanwu who got 1,282 to come second.

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