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Imo Gov Poll: Supreme Court Voids Uche Nwosu’s Candidature

Uche Nwosu


The Supreme Court has voided the candidature of Mr Uche Nwosu as governorship flagbearer of the Action Alliance (AA) within the 2019 normal election in Imo State over the double nomination.

The Apex Court, in its judgement delivered by Justice Adamu Augie on Thursday, mentioned Nwosu was not certified to vie for the election as he doubled as each the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Action Alliance (AA).

Nwosu had received the nomination to contest beneath APC, the inner wrangling inside the ruling social gathering made it inconceivable for him to be introduced because the social gathering’s candidate, which necessitated his defection to AA on the final minute.

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The Supreme Court held that by advantage of Nwosu’s double candidature and in keeping with the clear provisions of the Electoral Act, he was certain to be disqualified from the election and affirmed the judgments of the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

A chieftain of the Action Peoples Party (APP), Uche Nnadi had earlier dragged Nwosu to the Federal High Court the place the court docket held that he was not certified to face for the election primarily based on the truth that he already had a legitimate ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Supreme Court in its judgment dismissed Nwosu’s attraction, saying that he can’t profit from his iniquity.

The court docket additionally dismissed the argument by Nwosu’s lawyer that the swimsuit is stature barred.

Justice Augie mentioned, ”The appellant can’t be allowed to profit from his personal iniquity. The motion shouldn’t be caught up by limitation of time. This case relaxation on the problem of illegality and this court docket can’t be used to implement illegalities. This attraction is hereby dismissed.”

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