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Court dismisses LP petition against Uzodinma



Court dismisses LP petition against Uzodinma
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The Imo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed a petition filed by the Labour Party seeking to sack Hope Uzodinma as Imo State governor.

The court on Friday affirmed that Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the November 11 governorship election in the state.

In an unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Oluyemi Akintan-Osadebay, the three-man panel of the tribunal held that the election of Hope Uzodinma as the governor of the state complied with the provisions of the electoral act, 2022.

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The tribunal further held that the Labour Party in its petition failed to prove the allegation of over voting and non compliance as alleged.

Recall that Uzodinma had scored 540,308 votes to defeat his closest challenger of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Samuel Anyanwu, who scored 71,503 votes while the Labour Party candidate, Athan Achonu, came third with 64,081 votes.

None of the other 15 candidates had up to 10,000 votes.

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