On Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal against the appearance of the state governor of Imo, Emeka Ihedioha.
The court rejected the appeal presented by a head of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the state of Imo, Samuel Nnaemeke Anyanwu, against the appearance of Ihedioha as a party candidate in the 2019 government elections in the state.
A unanimous ruling by a group of five men from the court confirmed previous simultaneous sentences of the court of first instance and the Court of Appeal, Owerri, which ruled in favor of Ihedioha because Anyannwu did not prove his case.
The head of the PDP Imo had criticized Ihedioha’s victory in the party’s government primaries.
However, Judge John Okoro, in the main trial, stated that he could not prove his accusations of manipulation, killing, among other vices, which declared the trial ruined.
The apex court dismissed the appeal for “lacking in merit” and awarded a N200,000 cost against the appellant.