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Okorocha, Son-in-law Nwosu suffer defeat again



Okorocha sacks son-in-law Nwosu

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha and his son-in-law Uche Nwosu, were on Wednesday dealt another heavy blow by the state High Court presided over by Justice Kemakolam A. Ojiako.

This was as the court upheld the prayers of the deputy governor, Prince Eze Madumere and annulled the gubernatorial primary allegedly held on October 6, 2018, by the Governor Rochas Okorocha faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Uche Nwosu, Okorocha, former Chief of Staff and son-in-law, whom the governor had vowed was going to be his successor, was supposed to have emerged winner of the annulled primary.

Madumere had asked the court to quashed the October 6 primary election and Justice Ojiako, in his ruling on the matter, granted all the prayers sought by the Imo State deputy governor, including the prayer that the October 1, 2018, APC primary election, which produced Senator Hope Uzodinma as winner was credible, relevant and meets the parameters for the exercise.

He had also prayed the court to hold that the contestants, except the governor’s son in-law, have since accepted that the October 1, 2018, party primary, was the only relevant and valid primary electioneering process.

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Justice Ojiako equally upheld that the judgment was based on the subsisting Order of the Court, granted by Abuja High Court, restraining the party from conducting any fresh primary elections until the determination of the matter before it over October 1, 2018 primary election.

Both the governor, Nwosu and those supporting them have continued to suffer defeat in the efforts to have Nwosu as APC governorship candidate for Imo State in the coming 2019 general elections.

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