A suit filed by Senator Samuel Anyanwu, challenging the emergence of Imo State Governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has been thrown aside by a Federal Court sitting in Owerri, Imo State capital.
An election petition brought up by Senator Samuel Anyanwu against the governor-elect in Imo state Emeka Ihedioha as the winner of the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP
Anyanwu who was also contesting for the PDP ticket during the build-up election has approached a high court to seek for the nullification of the winner of the PDP ticket for the governorship election in Imo state
Anyanwu told the court that he should be declared as the authentic winner of the PDP gubernatorial primary election in the State.
Senator Anyanwu told the court that he should be declared the authentic winner of the PDP primary election for the 2019 governorship election in the state
Anyanwu on his complaint states that the primary election of the PDP was not free and free as his opponent and the eventual winner, Ihedioha engaged in thuggery, over voting which he stated as the reason he won the election
Delivering his ruling on the matter Thursday, Justice Tijani Ringim, pointed out that the plaintiff did not convince the court on the prayers he sought.
Justice Tijani Ringim who was sitting as the judge told the complainant that the reasons cited is not enough as he is not convincing enough with pieces of evidence available to him to deliver judgment in his favour
The judge said the court could not establish the fact in his claims and therefore dismissed the suit for lack of proof.
The court dismissed the prayers of Senator Anyanwu by adding that his claims were unfounded and therefore cannot be established
It would be recalled that the Imo State Governor-elect, won the gubernatorial primary election of the party conducted in Owerri on October 1, 2018, polling 1,723 votes to defeat Senator Anyanwu, who polled 1,282 votes.
NIGERIA NEWS had reported that during the PDP primary election, Ihedioha had won the election with 1,723 as against Senator Anyanwu who scores 1,282 of which Ihedioha has proceeded to win the state governorship election beating the other opponents parties in the state