Imo: I ac­cept s’court judg­ment dis­qual­i­fy­ing me, says nwosu

The Punch - - NEWS - Chi­diebube OKEOMA

AFORMER can­di­date of the can­di­date of the Ac­tion Al­liance in the 2019 gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, said he has ac­cepted in good faith the Supreme Court judg­ment which dis­qual­i­fied him from the gov­er­nor­ship race.

The apex court had in its judg­ment on Fri­day held that Nwosu, a son-in-law to a for­mer gov­er­nor of the state, Sen­a­tor Rochas Oko­rocha, was nom­i­nated by All Pro­gres­sives Congress and Ac­tion Al­liance and as such ought not to have con­tested the gov­er­nor­ship poll.

Nwosu, who said the APC did not con­sider the le­gal im­pli­ca­tions when it sub­sti­tuted his name as its gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date in the state, ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the Pres­i­dent, Major Gen­eral Muham­madu Buhari (retd.) for his neu­tral­ity dur­ing the cri­sis that led to the sub­sti­tu­tion of his name by the rul­ing party.

he also com­mended his fa­ther-in-law for repos­ing con­fi­dence in him.

In a state­ment he is­sued while re­act­ing to the judg­ment, Nwosu said, “I solemnly want to state with ev­ery sense of hu­mil­ity, that I have ac­cepted the judge­ment of the Supreme

Court in good faith.

“The apex court, in its judg­ment, said that ab ini­tio, I was the au­then­tic can­di­date of All Pro­gres­sives Congress, and then con­cluded that I had dou­ble nom­i­na­tions - that re­plac­ing my name as the gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date of APC was not a good ac­tion.”

he added, “The lead­er­ship of the party sub­sti­tuted my name with­out look­ing at the le­gal and other con­tentious im­pli­ca­tions of that ac­tion. I want to thank the Almighty God for tak­ing me to the level I have seen my­self both in pol­i­tics and in life gen­er­ally be­cause with­out him, I would not have got to this level.

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