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Appeal court affirms Okorocha’s electoral victory .

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Appeal court affirms Okorocha’s electoral victory .
« on: November 07, 2019, 11:53:24 PM »

     The Appeal Court in Owerri on Thursday upheld the
electoral victory of Senator Rochas Okorocha, of
Imo West senatorial district.
The chairman of the panel, R.A Ada, who read the
judgment said that the appeals filed by Senator
Osita Izunaso of the All Progressives Grand Alliance
and Jones Onyereri of the Peoples Democratic
Party against Okorocha lacked merit.
The jurist contended that the judgment of the lower
court (Tribunal) which upheld Okorocha’s election
was in order.
The panel said that the petitioners could not prove
their allegations of violence, over-voting, mutilation
of electoral results and hijacking of electoral
The justice said that the petitioners could not prove
the allegation of duress as the returning officer
Okorocha had on February 23 defeated Onyereri
and Izunaso but the returning officer alleged that he
declared Okorocha winner under duress.


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