Action Alliance (AA), the party under which Uche Nwosu contested as Imo State governor in the 2019 general elections, has withdrawn its governorship election petition against the winner of the election, Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
Nwosu, who is the son-in-law of the state former governor, Rochas Okorocha, had come second in the election. He and his party AA, had dragged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Ihedioha, to the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the outcome of the poll.
However, in a statement by Kenneth Udeze, national chairman of AA, Imo State chapter of AA said:
“This press release is in conformity with AA constitution 2005 as Amended. In view of a letter from the national secretariat of the party addressed to the Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly (IMHA) duly endorsed by the national chairman and national secretary of the Action Alliance.
“May we use this opportunity to reaffirm Action Alliance commitment to the CUPP (Coalition of United Political Parties) arrangement in forming Government of National Unity (GNU) at the center and Government of state Unity (GSU)) among the federating unit.
“The Party has resolved to discontinue from the Governorship Election tribunal going on in some state in Nigeria including IMO state, prior to events that led to the defection of the deputy governorship candidate of our great Party, RT Hon. Acho Ihim to PDP.
“Recent events and political permutation has clearly put the party in taking the position not to go through the process of issuing the necessary notices to INEC for election/selection of deputy Governorship candidate to conduct another party primaries.”