Nwosu gets order to serve substituted service on Ihedioha, PDP
Governorship candidate of Action Alliance, AA, yesterday got an order of substituted service to serve the governor-elect of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The order was given by the chairman of the panel of Imo State Governorship and House of Assembly Petitions Tribunal, Justice M.O Adewara.
According to the counsel to Nwosu, Okey Amaechi, part of their prayers include “To determine and thus declare that Ihedioha did not satisfy the requirements of Section 179(2)(b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) having failed to poll not less than one-quarter of all the votes cast in at least, two-thirds of the Local Government Areas in Imo State at the governorship election held on 9th March, 2019.
Meantime, a federal high court sitting in Owerri, presided over by Justice Tijani Ringim yesterday dismissed a suit filed by a former governorship aspirant in the last guber primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, challenging the outcome of the said governorship primaries in which Emeka Ihedioha was declared winner.
In his judgment, Justice Tijani Ringim dismissed the suit on the grounds that the plaintiff (Anyanwu) was unable to prove his claims.
Anyanwu, representing Imo East Senatorial district, had gone to the court arguing that he was the rightful winner of the said PDP guber primaries. He also alleged among other things that during the PDP governorship pramaries, there were massive rigging and thuggery aimed at hijacking the process in favour of Ihedioha.
Therefore, he asked that the primaries be invalidated. It would also be recalled that in the said 1st October 2018 guber primaries, Ihedioha, who is now the Imo State governor-elect had 1,723 to trash Samuel Anyanwu who came second with 1,282. However, efforts made to reach the counsel to Senator Anyanwu was abortive.