APGA: Imo Election Tribunal Judgment Mockery of Judiciary, Democracy


Iyobosa Uwugiaren in Abuja

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) said yesterday that the judgment of the Imo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal delivered on Saturday, was a mockery of the nation’s judiciary and democracy, and wondered why the judges overlook the “avalanche of monumental evidence’’ presented at the tribunal for the cancellation of the election.

The Imo State Election Tribunal, sitting at the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi, Abuja, had dismissed petitions filed by APGA, APC and AA, seeking to upturn the election of Emeka Ihedioha as governor of the state.

The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Umar Dogondaji, in its ruling on Saturday, affirmed the election of Ihedioha as the lawfully elected governor of the state.

But addressing a press conference in Abuja yesterday, Dr. Henry Uzo Okafor and Emma Nwosu, the Chairman and the Organising Secretary of Imo State Chapter of APGA respectively, said the judgment was a “clear case of…

Source: Thisday Newspaper