Action Alliance Rejects Court Nullification Of Nwosu’s Candidature
The Action Alliance (AA) has rejected the recent judgement of the Federal High Court in Abuja, nullifying the candidature of its candidate in the last Imo State governorship election, Chief Uche Nwosu.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Charles Chukwuemeka announced this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.
Saying the judgement was a bundle of contradiction, the party said the judgement was given in error as Uche Nwosu was never enlisted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Prince Chukwuemeka said the Abuja Court contradicts the Supreme Court which had earlier confirmed Nwosu as the authentic governorship candidate of the party in Imo State.
Chukwuemeka, therefore, asked members of the party to disregard the ruling, saying:
“Action Alliance rejects that court ruling wherein it said that Uche Nwosu is no longer the candidate of AA because of double nomination.
“You should know that there is a Supreme Court ruling that affirms Uche Nwosu as the governorship candidate of AA in Imo State. It is also important to state that Uche Nwosu never associated with APP and even the APC after the party recognised Senator Hope Uzodinma as its candidate.
“Nwosu was never listed as APC candidate or any other party except AA by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“We are against that ruling, it does not reflect our political interest as l emphasize that there was never a time Uche Nwosu was listed as a candidate of any other party.”
ElombahNews had, on August 19, 2019, reported that a Federal High Court, last week, ordered INEC to remove the name of Uche Nwosu as a governorship candidate in the last election held in Imo State.
The presiding Judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo had voided Nwosu’s candidacy on the grounds of double nomination by two political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Action Alliance (AA), in violation of Section 37 of the Electoral Act.
The case was instituted against the AA governorship candidate in Imo State by the Action Peoples Party (APP) and its Deputy National Chairman, Uche Nnadi.