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Imo governor opens defence at election tribunal

The governor of the state of Imo, Emeka Ihedioha, opens today the defense in the petition presented against his election by three of the parties that have contested the elections of the governor of 2019.

The court had organized today and Monday that Ihedioha would defend itself. Those who presented petitions are Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, Action Alliance (AA), Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Last week, Nwosu closed his case by calling his latest witness, the general manager, Campaign Organization of the Uwbaba Uche Nwosu, chief Chidi Ibe.

The two candidates ask the court to annul the election of Ihedioha and to annul the election of the governor on 9 March for invalidity and lack of substantial compliance with the provisions of the 2010 electoral law (as amended) and the 1999 Constitution.