Appeal Court Upholds Okorocha’s Election as Imo Senator

Appeal Court Upholds Okorocha's Election as Imo Senator

The Appeal Court sitting in Owerri has upheld the emergence of Rochas Okorocha as the Senator representing Imo Senatorial distrrict.

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

The jurist contended that the judgment of the lower court (Tribunal) which upheld Okorocha’s election was in order.

The panel said that the petitioners could not prove their allegations of violence, over-voting, mutilation of electoral results and hijacking of electoral officers.

The justice said that the petitioners could not prove the allegation of duress as the returning officer alleged.

Okorocha had on February 23 defeated Onyereri and Izunaso but the returning officer alleged that he declared Okorocha winner under duress.

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