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Imo: Supreme Court voids Uche Nwosu’s candidature

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On Friday, the Supreme Court annulled the candidacy of Uche Nwosu as flag bearer of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 general elections in Imo, by double nomination. The main court, in its ruling issued by Judge Adamu Augie, confirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeals of the Abuja Division.

Latest nigeria newspaper reports that the court had, about two months’ ago, upheld the decision of the Federal High Court which also voided Nwosu’s candidacy.

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A chieftain of the Action Peoples Party (APP), Mr Uche Nnadi, had dragged Nwosu to the Federal High Court where the court held that he was not qualified to stand for the election.

The court based its verdict on the fact that Nwosu already had a valid ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Unsatisfied with the ruling of the Court, Nwosu approached the Court of Appeal to put the decision to further test.

The Court dismissed all issues raised by Nwosu in his appeal. Not satisfied with the decision of the Court of Appeal, Nwosu headed to the apex court to upturn the decision of the lower court.

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The Supreme Court, in its judgment, dismissed Nwosu’s appeal, saying that he could benefit from his iniquity. The court also dismissed Nwosu’s lawyer’s argument that the lawsuit was prohibited by law. Judge Augie said: “The appellant cannot be allowed to benefit from his own iniquity.

Latest nigeria newspaper reports that The action is not caught by the time constraint. “This case is based on the issue of illegality and this court cannot be used to enforce illegalities.

“This appeal is rejected.” In his reaction, shortly after the sentence was handed down, APC President Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said that the implication was that all votes given to Nwosu in that election were void.