Uche Nvosu returns to the Supreme Court: asks to disqualify Uzodinma
Rochas Okoroch’s son-in-law, Mr. Uche Nwosu, petitioned the Supreme Court to find that Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, is not an All Progressive Congress (APC) nominee based on a court ruling that Nwosu was nominated both by the APC and and Action Alliance.
Nwosu filed this request in a new lawsuit against his lawyer, Mr. Philip Umeadi Jr., recently asking the Supreme Court to review his ruling in which Uzodinma was declared an ARC candidate.
In addition, he asked the court for an order that imposes or otherwise directs enforcement and / or gives effect to a court order in a case rendered on December 20, 2019, in which the court held that it was appointed by both APC and AA, and so he declared his appointment invalid.
However, the Supreme Court itself overturned the decision, ruling that Uzodynma won the elections for the governorship of Imo State under the APC.
In the annulment order appended to the case, Judge Amina Augie JSC formulated the following conclusions: “… Obviously, on the basis of what he did, the applicant does not seem to understand or appreciate the complexity of the case against him.
“The question is not whether his name was on the ballot or whether he was an APC candidate in the general election, the question is whether he deliberately allowed himself to be ‘nominated’ as a candidate by both the APC and Action Alliance …
“… The confusing part, especially for the lNEC, is that within two days, 3 / 1A / $ and 2 / 1U18, he received two CF001 forms signed by the appellant as a bipartisan governor candidate – Action Alliance and APC. … Form CF001 is a sworn affidavit of the personal data of candidates for election that INEC provides to candidates to submit their data and arises from its powers under section 31 (2) of the electoral law.
“… The undeniable part of the story is that since the appointment is complete when INEC receives the required documents from the political party, the receipt of two CF001 forms, both of which were sworn in by the same applicant, leads to the compelling conclusion that he deliberately allowed himself to be nominated as a candidate for governor of two political parties, and under section 37 of the 2010 Electorate Act, as amended), his appointment is invalid.
Based on the above findings of the Supreme Court, Nwosu asks the court to acknowledge that the Action Alliance (AA) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) did not sponsor and / or nominate any candidates for the governor elections held in the State of Name on March 9, 2019 in connection with the dual appointment of the Applicant / Respondent by the two aforementioned political parties and his subsequent disqualification as their candidate for the post of governor, as established by this distinguished court in the judgment rendered on 20 December 2019.
He petitioned the court for a ruling, following the above, that Senator Hope Uzodynma was not the sole candidate or nominee of any party in the elections for Governor of Imo State held on March 9, 2019.
Nwosu also petitioned the court for an order requiring the Independent National Electoral Commission to revoke the certificate of return issued to Senator Hope Uzodinma.
He asked the court “to issue an order for the fourth defendant to issue a certificate of return to the third defendant / nominee for the plaintiff, RT. The Honorable Emeka Ehedioha in the elections for the Governorate of the State of Imo on 9 March. 20L9 as duly elected Governor of Imo State, receiving the second highest number of votes in the subsequent elections following Court Order on Appeal # SC / 1462/2019 Hope Uzodinma and Anor – The Honorable Emeka Ihedioha and Or delivered on 14 January 2020.
He also sought an order, following the above, that the aforementioned third defendant / nominee for governor in the Imo Governorate elections held on March 9, 2019, the Honorable. Emeka Lledioja is immediately sworn in by the Governor of Imo.
It states the reasons for the request: “The court found that the plaintiff / defendant was nominated by both the APC and AA as their candidate for governor in the elections for the governorate of the State of Imo, and ultimately found that he was disqualified from the provisions of Art. 37 of the Election Law (as amended), for dual use.
“That after the aforementioned elections, the candidate for governor of the respondent / applicant of the 3rd ruler, the Honorable Emeka Ledioha, was returned to the 4th defendants as the winners of the elections and was sworn in accordingly.
“Subsequently, the return of the third defendant / gubernatorial nominee was challenged in this court by Senator Hope Uzodinma, who claimed to be the APC gubernatorial nominee.
“This court, in its ruling of January 14, 2020, stated that it was the aforementioned Senator Hope Uzodynma, and not the Honorable Emeka Lhedioha, who won the most votes in the election and should be returned as the duly elected governor of the state. lmo.
“Based on the clear verdict wording in this appeal, neither AA nor DCA nominated a single candidate in the Imo governorate elections held on March 9, 2019, and as such, the mentioned Uzodinma could not be returned as the winner of I. Election of the state governor in as a candidate from the PCA.
“This APC could not replace the appellant for the further nomination of the aforementioned Senator Hope Uzodynma as its candidate, because this right was not available to the party under the electoral law.
“This Senator Hope Uzodynma could not run as an independent candidate, as this right is not available to him. That the third applicant defendant, the PDP, as the main beneficiary of the judgment, should benefit from that judgment.
“This Honorable Emeka Lhediohe, who is the candidate nominated by the third defendant / applicant and who received the second highest number of votes after Senator Hope Uzodinma, should therefore issue a certificate of return to the fourth defendant and swear it in. respectively. What will contribute to the cause of justice to satisfy this request, in particular, because neither party will be prejudiced by its satisfaction “
Source: – Thisdaylive