The Appeal Court in Owerri, Imo State, on Thursday upheld the electoral victory of Senator Rochas Okorocha representing Imo West Senatorial District, in keeping with PUNCH.
Chairman of the panel, R.A Ada, who learn the judgment, stated that the appeals filed by Senator Osita Izunaso of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, and Jones Onyereri of the Peoples Democratic Celebration, in opposition to Okorocha lacked benefit.
The jurist contended that the judgment of the decrease court docket, which upheld Okorocha’s election was so as.
The panel stated that the petitioners couldn’t show their allegations of violence, over-voting, mutilation of electoral outcomes and hijacking of electoral officers.
The justice stated that the petitioners couldn’t show the allegation of duress because the returning officer alleged.
Okorocha had on February 23 defeated Onyereri and Izunaso however the returning officer alleged that he declared Okorocha winner underneath duress.