Uche Nwosu, the candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State, on Tuesday, withdrew his second appeal filed against the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha before the Supreme Court.
Counsel to Nwosu, Solomon Umoh (SAN), said the withdrawal is based on the judgment of the apex court delivered on the 20th of December 2019.
The supreme court had canceled the candidature of Nwosu under the flagship of the Action Alliance (AA) over the double nomination.
Nwosu had won the nomination to contest under the All Progressives Congress (APC), but the internal wrangling within the ruling party made it impossible for him to be presented as the party’s candidate, which necessitated his defection to AA at the last minute.
The Supreme Court held that by virtue of Nwosu’s double candidature and in line with the clear provisions of the Electoral Act, he was bound to be disqualified from the election and affirmed the judgments of the High Court and the Court of Appeal.