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Appeal Court Affirms Okorocha’s Electoral Victory

Appeal Court Affirms Okorocha’s Electoral Victory

The appeal court sitting in Owerri, Imo State has upheld the judgement of the state and national assembly election petition tribunal in affirming the election of Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as senator representing Imo West Senatorial District.

The chairman of the panel, R.A Ada, who read the judgment said that the appeals filed by Senator Osita Izunaso of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and Jones Onyereri of the Peoples Democratic Party against Okorocha lacked merit.

Justice  Ada, stated that “The petitioners could not substantiate their allegations of violence, over-voting, mutilation of electoral results and hijacking of electoral officers.

“The petitioners could not also prove the allegation of duress as alleged by the returning officer”.

 

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