A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to nullify the election of Hope Uzodinma and his Deputy Prof Placid Njoku and declare the governorship seat of Imo State vacant.

 

Justice Taiwo Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

 

The judge noted that Uzodinma’s election had been affirmed by the Supreme Court and his court was not an election tribunal that could sit on appeal over elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

 

He ordered Chikwedu to pay INEC N250,000 as costs “for bringing such a frivolous and meaningless suit to this court for adjudication.”

 

INEC and the Attorney-General of The Federation (AGF) were the first and second defendants, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1085/2020.

 

The judgment followed Chikwedu’s suit alleging the Governor did not meet the constitutional requirement to be declared winner of the March 9 gubernatorial election of Imo State.

 

But dismissing his contention, the judge observed that there was no connection between the plaintiff and the defendants jointly or severally.

 

Taiwo held: “If I may ask, was he (Chikwedu) a contestant in the Imo Governorship Election in 2019? He only described himself in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the affidavit in support of the originating summons thus: ‘(1) That I am the plaintiff in this suit and an indigene of Ikeduru LGA of Imo State. (2) That by virtue of my position I am conversant with the facts of this case.’

“These averments are not enough to cloth the plaintiff with the toga of locus standi.

 

“It is a notorious fact that the issue of the Imo State governorship election has been litigated up to the Supreme Court; the Apex Court in the land on the 14th of January, 2020 and it was held among other things that Senator Hope Uzodinma is the winner of the Governorship Election of Imo State and that the Certificate of Returns be issued to him.

 

“This court cannot shut its eyes to these facts…This case has no legs to stand on. It is dead on arrival and nothing can be done to resuscitate it. I need to state that cases of this nature ought not to be permitted to see the light of day if not for the constitutional provision as to fair hearing.

 

“I am of the well-considered view that parties should desist from bringing such time-wasting suits to court knowing fully well that they have no chance to succeed. The time of the court is very precious.

 

“This case is dismissed in its entirety. This is the judgment of the court.”

 

The applicant had sought a declaration that Uzodinma’s election as Imo governor was unconstitutional and illegal for violating Section 1 and 179 of the 1999 Constitution.

 

He also sought, through his counsel F. I Aliuna, an order compelling INEC to withdraw Uzodinma’s Certificate of Return and conduct a fresh gubernatorial election in Imo State within 90 days from the date of the nullification.

 

Furthermore, he prayed for an order dissolving the Imo State Executive Council, Imo State Boards and Commissions, Imo State Local Government Interim Management Committee as constituted and all other appointments so far made by the governor, and his deputy and to direct them to immediately handover to the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

 

Lastly, he prayed the court to direct the Chief Judge of Imo State to swear in the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly as the Acting Governor with immediate effect pending the election and swearing-in of a substantive Governor.

 

INEC opposed him via his counsel, Anthony Onyeri, on the ground among others of a lack of locus standi, while the AGF did not enter an appearance.

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    1. A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to nullify the election of Hope Uzodinma and his Deputy Prof Placid Njoku and declare the governorship seat of Imo State vacant.

      Justice Taiwo Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

      The judge noted that Uzodinma’s election had been affirmed by the Supreme Court and his court was not an election tribunal that could sit on appeal over elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

      He ordered Chikwedu to pay INEC N250,000 as costs “for bringing such a frivolous and meaningless suit to this court for adjudication.”

      INEC and the Attorney-General of The Federation (AGF) were the first and second defendants, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1085/2020.

      The judgment followed Chikwedu’s suit alleging the Governor did not meet the constitutional requirement to be declared winner of the March 9 gubernatorial election of Imo State.

      But dismissing his contention, the judge observed that there was no connection between the plaintiff and the defendants jointly or severally.

      Taiwo held: “If I may ask, was he (Chikwedu) a contestant in the Imo Governorship Election in 2019? He only described himself in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the affidavit in support of the originating summons thus: ‘(1) That I am the plaintiff in this suit and an indigene of Ikeduru LGA of Imo State. (2) That by virtue of my position I am conversant with the facts of this case.’

      “These averments are not enough to cloth the plaintiff with the toga of locus standi.

      “It is a notorious fact that the issue of the Imo State governorship election has been litigated up to the Supreme Court; the Apex Court in the land on the 14th of January, 2020 and it was held among other things that Senator Hope Uzodinma is the winner of the Governorship Election of Imo State and that the Certificate of Returns be issued to him.

      “This court cannot shut its eyes to these facts…This case has no legs to stand on. It is dead on arrival and nothing can be done to resuscitate it. I need to state that cases of this nature ought not to be permitted to see the light of day if not for the constitutional provision as to fair hearing.

      “I am of the well-considered view that parties should desist from bringing such time-wasting suits to court knowing fully well that they have no chance to succeed. The time of the court is very precious.

      “This case is dismissed in its entirety. This is the judgment of the court.”

      The applicant had sought a declaration that Uzodinma’s election as Imo governor was unconstitutional and illegal for violating Section 1 and 179 of the 1999 Constitution.

      He also sought, through his counsel F. I Aliuna, an order compelling INEC to withdraw Uzodinma’s Certificate of Return and conduct a fresh gubernatorial election in Imo State within 90 days from the date of the nullification.

      Furthermore, he prayed for an order dissolving the Imo State Executive Council, Imo State Boards and Commissions, Imo State Local Government Interim Management Committee as constituted and all other appointments so far made by the governor, and his deputy and to direct them to immediately handover to the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

      Lastly, he prayed the court to direct the Chief Judge of Imo State to swear in the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly as the Acting Governor with immediate effect pending the election and swearing-in of a substantive Governor.

      INEC opposed him via his counsel, Anthony Onyeri, on the ground among others of a lack of locus standi, while the AGF did not enter an appearance.

      1. A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to nullify the election of Hope Uzodinma and his Deputy Prof Placid Njoku and declare the governorship seat of Imo State vacant.

        Justice Taiwo Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

        The judge noted that Uzodinma’s election had been affirmed by the Supreme Court and his court was not an election tribunal that could sit on appeal over elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

        He ordered Chikwedu to pay INEC N250,000 as costs “for bringing such a frivolous and meaningless suit to this court for adjudication.”

        INEC and the Attorney-General of The Federation (AGF) were the first and second defendants, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1085/2020.

        The judgment followed Chikwedu’s suit alleging the Governor did not meet the constitutional requirement to be declared winner of the March 9 gubernatorial election of Imo State.

        But dismissing his contention, the judge observed that there was no connection between the plaintiff and the defendants jointly or severally.

        Taiwo held: “If I may ask, was he (Chikwedu) a contestant in the Imo Governorship Election in 2019? He only described himself in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the affidavit in support of the originating summons thus: ‘(1) That I am the plaintiff in this suit and an indigene of Ikeduru LGA of Imo State. (2) That by virtue of my position I am conversant with the facts of this case.’

        “These averments are not enough to cloth the plaintiff with the toga of locus standi.

        “It is a notorious fact that the issue of the Imo State governorship election has been litigated up to the Supreme Court; the Apex Court in the land on the 14th of January, 2020 and it was held among other things that Senator Hope Uzodinma is the winner of the Governorship Election of Imo State and that the Certificate of Returns be issued to him.

        “This court cannot shut its eyes to these facts…This case has no legs to stand on. It is dead on arrival and nothing can be done to resuscitate it. I need to state that cases of this nature ought not to be permitted to see the light of day if not for the constitutional provision as to fair hearing.

        “I am of the well-considered view that parties should desist from bringing such time-wasting suits to court knowing fully well that they have no chance to succeed. The time of the court is very precious.

        “This case is dismissed in its entirety. This is the judgment of the court.”

        The applicant had sought a declaration that Uzodinma’s election as Imo governor was unconstitutional and illegal for violating Section 1 and 179 of the 1999 Constitution.

        He also sought, through his counsel F. I Aliuna, an order compelling INEC to withdraw Uzodinma’s Certificate of Return and conduct a fresh gubernatorial election in Imo State within 90 days from the date of the nullification.

        Furthermore, he prayed for an order dissolving the Imo State Executive Council, Imo State Boards and Commissions, Imo State Local Government Interim Management Committee as constituted and all other appointments so far made by the governor, and his deputy and to direct them to immediately handover to the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

        Lastly, he prayed the court to direct the Chief Judge of Imo State to swear in the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly as the Acting Governor with immediate effect pending the election and swearing-in of a substantive Governor.

        INEC opposed him via his counsel, Anthony Onyeri, on the ground among others of a lack of locus standi, while the AGF did not enter an appearance.

    1. A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to nullify the election of Hope Uzodinma and his Deputy Prof Placid Njoku and declare the governorship seat of Imo State vacant.

      Justice Taiwo Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

      The judge noted that Uzodinma’s election had been affirmed by the Supreme Court and his court was not an election tribunal that could sit on appeal over elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

      He ordered Chikwedu to pay INEC N250,000 as costs “for bringing such a frivolous and meaningless suit to this court for adjudication.”

      INEC and the Attorney-General of The Federation (AGF) were the first and second defendants, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1085/2020.

      The judgment followed Chikwedu’s suit alleging the Governor did not meet the constitutional requirement to be declared winner of the March 9 gubernatorial election of Imo State.

      But dismissing his contention, the judge observed that there was no connection between the plaintiff and the defendants jointly or severally.

      Taiwo held: “If I may ask, was he (Chikwedu) a contestant in the Imo Governorship Election in 2019? He only described himself in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the affidavit in support of the originating summons thus: ‘(1) That I am the plaintiff in this suit and an indigene of Ikeduru LGA of Imo State. (2) That by virtue of my position I am conversant with the facts of this case.’

      “These averments are not enough to cloth the plaintiff with the toga of locus standi.

      “It is a notorious fact that the issue of the Imo State governorship election has been litigated up to the Supreme Court; the Apex Court in the land on the 14th of January, 2020 and it was held among other things that Senator Hope Uzodinma is the winner of the Governorship Election of Imo State and that the Certificate of Returns be issued to him.

      “This court cannot shut its eyes to these facts…This case has no legs to stand on. It is dead on arrival and nothing can be done to resuscitate it. I need to state that cases of this nature ought not to be permitted to see the light of day if not for the constitutional provision as to fair hearing.

      “I am of the well-considered view that parties should desist from bringing such time-wasting suits to court knowing fully well that they have no chance to succeed. The time of the court is very precious.

      “This case is dismissed in its entirety. This is the judgment of the court.”

      The applicant had sought a declaration that Uzodinma’s election as Imo governor was unconstitutional and illegal for violating Section 1 and 179 of the 1999 Constitution.

      He also sought, through his counsel F. I Aliuna, an order compelling INEC to withdraw Uzodinma’s Certificate of Return and conduct a fresh gubernatorial election in Imo State within 90 days from the date of the nullification.

      Furthermore, he prayed for an order dissolving the Imo State Executive Council, Imo State Boards and Commissions, Imo State Local Government Interim Management Committee as constituted and all other appointments so far made by the governor, and his deputy and to direct them to immediately handover to the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

      Lastly, he prayed the court to direct the Chief Judge of Imo State to swear in the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly as the Acting Governor with immediate effect pending the election and swearing-in of a substantive Governor.

      INEC opposed him via his counsel, Anthony Onyeri, on the ground among others of a lack of locus standi, while the AGF did not enter an appearance.

  1. Justice Taiwo Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

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    Court Refuses To Sack Imo Governor Uzodinma, Deputy

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    A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to nullify the election of Hope Uzodinma and his Deputy Prof Placid Njoku and declare the governorship seat of Imo State vacant.

    Justice Taiwo Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

    The judge noted that Uzodinma’s election had been affirmed by the Supreme Court and his court was not an election tribunal that could sit on appeal over elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    He ordered Chikwedu to pay INEC N250,000 as costs “for bringing such a frivolous and meaningless suit to this court for adjudication.”

    INEC and the Attorney-General of The Federation (AGF) were the first and second defendants, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1085/2020.

    The judgment followed Chikwedu’s suit alleging the Governor did not meet the constitutional requirement to be declared winner of the March 9 gubernatorial election of Imo State.

    But dismissing his contention, the judge observed that there was no connection between the plaintiff and the defendants jointly or severally.

    Taiwo held: “If I may ask, was he (Chikwedu) a contestant in the Imo Governorship Election in 2019? He only described himself in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the affidavit in support of the originating summons thus: ‘(1) That I am the plaintiff in this suit and an indigene of Ikeduru LGA of Imo State. (2) That by virtue of my position I am conversant with the facts of this case.’

    “These averments are not enough to cloth the plaintiff with the toga of locus standi.

    “It is a notorious fact that the issue of the Imo State governorship election has been litigated up to the Supreme Court; the Apex Court in the land on the 14th of January, 2020 and it was held among other things that Senator Hope Uzodinma is the winner of the Governorship Election of Imo State and that the Certificate of Returns be issued to him.

    “This court cannot shut its eyes to these facts…This case has no legs to stand on. It is dead on arrival and nothing can be done to resuscitate it. I need to state that cases of this nature ought not to be permitted to see the light of day if not for the constitutional provision as to fair hearing.

    “I am of the well-considered view that parties should desist from bringing such time-wasting suits to court knowing fully well that they have no chance to succeed. The time of the court is very precious.

    “This case is dismissed in its entirety. This is the judgment of the court.”

    The applicant had sought a declaration that Uzodinma’s election as Imo governor was unconstitutional and illegal for violating Section 1 and 179 of the 1999 Constitution.

    He also sought, through his counsel F. I Aliuna, an order compelling INEC to withdraw Uzodinma’s Certificate of Return and conduct a fresh gubernatorial election in Imo State within 90 days from the date of the nullification.

    Furthermore, he prayed for an order dissolving the Imo State Executive Council, Imo State Boards and Commissions, Imo State Local Government Interim Management Committee as constituted and all other appointments so far made by the governor, and his deputy and to direct them to immediately handover to the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

    Lastly, he prayed the court to direct the Chief Judge of Imo State to swear in the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly as the Acting Governor with immediate effect pending the election and swearing-in of a substantive Governor.

    INEC opposed him via his counsel, Anthony Onyeri, on the ground among others of a lack of locus standi, while the AGF did not enter an appearance.

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    70 thoughts on “Court Refuses To Sack Imo Governor Uzodinma, Deputy”
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    July 21, 2021 at 11:04 AM
    Justice Taiwo Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

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      JUL 21, 2021

      A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to nullify the election of Hope Uzodinma and his Deputy Prof Placid Njoku and declare the governorship seat of Imo State vacant.

      Justice Taiwo Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

      The judge noted that Uzodinma’s election had been affirmed by the Supreme Court and his court was not an election tribunal that could sit on appeal over elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

      He ordered Chikwedu to pay INEC N250,000 as costs “for bringing such a frivolous and meaningless suit to this court for adjudication.”

      INEC and the Attorney-General of The Federation (AGF) were the first and second defendants, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1085/2020.

      The judgment followed Chikwedu’s suit alleging the Governor did not meet the constitutional requirement to be declared winner of the March 9 gubernatorial election of Imo State.

      But dismissing his contention, the judge observed that there was no connection between the plaintiff and the defendants jointly or severally.

      Taiwo held: “If I may ask, was he (Chikwedu) a contestant in the Imo Governorship Election in 2019? He only described himself in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the affidavit in support of the originating summons thus: ‘(1) That I am the plaintiff in this suit and an indigene of Ikeduru LGA of Imo State. (2) That by virtue of my position I am conversant with the facts of this case.’

      “These averments are not enough to cloth the plaintiff with the toga of locus standi.

      “It is a notorious fact that the issue of the Imo State governorship election has been litigated up to the Supreme Court; the Apex Court in the land on the 14th of January, 2020 and it was held among other things that Senator Hope Uzodinma is the winner of the Governorship Election of Imo State and that the Certificate of Returns be issued to him.

      “This court cannot shut its eyes to these facts…This case has no legs to stand on. It is dead on arrival and nothing can be done to resuscitate it. I need to state that cases of this nature ought not to be permitted to see the light of day if not for the constitutional provision as to fair hearing.

      “I am of the well-considered view that parties should desist from bringing such time-wasting suits to court knowing fully well that they have no chance to succeed. The time of the court is very precious.

      “This case is dismissed in its entirety. This is the judgment of the court.”

      The applicant had sought a declaration that Uzodinma’s election as Imo governor was unconstitutional and illegal for violating Section 1 and 179 of the 1999 Constitution.

      He also sought, through his counsel F. I Aliuna, an order compelling INEC to withdraw Uzodinma’s Certificate of Return and conduct a fresh gubernatorial election in Imo State within 90 days from the date of the nullification.

      Furthermore, he prayed for an order dissolving the Imo State Executive Council, Imo State Boards and Commissions, Imo State Local Government Interim Management Committee as constituted and all other appointments so far made by the governor, and his deputy and to direct them to immediately handover to the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

      Lastly, he prayed the court to direct the Chief Judge of Imo State to swear in the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly as the Acting Governor with immediate effect pending the election and swearing-in of a substantive Governor.

      INEC opposed him via his counsel, Anthony Onyeri, on the ground among others of a lack of locus standi, while the AGF did not enter an appearance.

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      112 thoughts on “Court Refuses To Sack Imo Governor Uzodinma, Deputy”
      Goodluck Anyalewechi says:
      July 21, 2021 at 10:24 AM
      wonderful one,,they don’t need to go out because they need to all die together

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      Orji Peter says:
      July 21, 2021 at 11:35 AM
      ok

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      Osondu Ifunanya says:
      July 21, 2021 at 2:57 PM
      Okay

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      Mariam Olaniyan says:
      July 22, 2021 at 6:48 AM
      Wonderful

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      Abubakar Nafisah says:
      July 21, 2021 at 12:22 PM
      Okay

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      Saliman Alheri says:
      July 21, 2021 at 1:29 PM
      That is okay

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      labajirge Amos says:
      July 22, 2021 at 3:29 AM
      Ok sha no problem

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      Amaechi blessed says:
      July 21, 2021 at 12:29 PM
      ok

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      Adam Akoli says:
      July 21, 2021 at 4:17 PM
      Very good indeed. They are okay

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      Samuel Luwoye says:
      July 21, 2021 at 7:47 PM
      Ok

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      Emmanuel taiwo Micheal says:
      July 21, 2021 at 9:35 PM
      That is very good

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      Olaide Owolawi says:
      July 21, 2021 at 8:40 PM
      Okay

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      Adam Akoli says:
      July 21, 2021 at 6:10 PM
      They have nothing bad against them.

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      Amaechi Chibuokem says:
      July 21, 2021 at 6:39 PM
      ok

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      ADEMOLA QAUSIM. Ademola says:
      July 21, 2021 at 9:18 PM
      Hmmm

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      Godspower Ahamuefula says:
      July 22, 2021 at 12:56 AM
      Great one on the news

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      Chigbo Obasi says:
      July 22, 2021 at 3:32 AM
      Na Ghana must go bag bribe

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      Mariam Olaniyan says:
      July 22, 2021 at 6:44 AM
      Wonderful

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      Naanpoe Paul kamlong says:
      July 22, 2021 at 8:14 AM
      A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to nullify the election of Hope Uzodinma and his Deputy Prof Placid Njoku and declare the governorship seat of Imo State vacant.

      Justice Taiwo Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

      The judge noted that Uzodinma’s election had been affirmed by the Supreme Court and his court was not an election tribunal that could sit on appeal over elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

      He ordered Chikwedu to pay INEC N250,000 as costs “for bringing such a frivolous and meaningless suit to this court for adjudication.”

      INEC and the Attorney-General of The Federation (AGF) were the first and second defendants, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1085/2020.

      The judgment followed Chikwedu’s suit alleging the Governor did not meet the constitutional requirement to be declared winner of the March 9 gubernatorial election of Imo State.

      But dismissing his contention, the judge observed that there was no connection between the plaintiff and the defendants jointly or severally.

      Taiwo held: “If I may ask, was he (Chikwedu) a contestant in the Imo Governorship Election in 2019? He only described himself in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the affidavit in support of the originating summons thus: ‘(1) That I am the plaintiff in this suit and an indigene of Ikeduru LGA of Imo State. (2) That by virtue of my position I am conversant with the facts of this case.’

      “These averments are not enough to cloth the plaintiff with the toga of locus standi.

      “It is a notorious fact that the issue of the Imo State governorship election has been litigated up to the Supreme Court; the Apex Court in the land on the 14th of January, 2020 and it was held among other things that Senator Hope Uzodinma is the winner of the Governorship Election of Imo State and that the Certificate of Returns be issued to him.

      “This court cannot shut its eyes to these facts…This case has no legs to stand on. It is dead on arrival and nothing can be done to resuscitate it. I need to state that cases of this nature ought not to be permitted to see the light of day if not for the constitutional provision as to fair hearing.

      “I am of the well-considered view that parties should desist from bringing such time-wasting suits to court knowing fully well that they have no chance to succeed. The time of the court is very precious.

      “This case is dismissed in its entirety. This is the judgment of the court.”

      The applicant had sought a declaration that Uzodinma’s election as Imo governor was unconstitutional and illegal for violating Section 1 and 179 of the 1999 Constitution.

      He also sought, through his counsel F. I Aliuna, an order compelling INEC to withdraw Uzodinma’s Certificate of Return and conduct a fresh gubernatorial election in Imo State within 90 days from the date of the nullification.

      Furthermore, he prayed for an order dissolving the Imo State Executive Council, Imo State Boards and Commissions, Imo State Local Government Interim Management Committee as constituted and all other appointments so far made by the governor, and his deputy and to direct them to immediately handover to the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

      Lastly, he prayed the court to direct the Chief Judge of Imo State to swear in the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly as the Acting Governor with immediate effect pending the election and swearing-in of a substantive Governor.

      INEC opposed him via his counsel, Anthony Onyeri, on the ground among others of a lack of locus standi, while the AGF did not enter an appearance.

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      Kenechukwu Martin says:
      July 21, 2021 at 10:33 AM
      Hmm,criticism and litigation is immutable in the Nigerian politics

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      Osondu Ifunanya says:
      July 21, 2021 at 11:14 AM
      This country its the same problem day by day

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      Naanpoe Paul kamlong says:
      July 22, 2021 at 8:16 AM
      A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to nullify the election of Hope Uzodinma and his Deputy Prof Placid Njoku and declare the governorship seat of Imo State vacant.

      Justice Taiwo Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

      The judge noted that Uzodinma’s election had been affirmed by the Supreme Court and his court was not an election tribunal that could sit on appeal over elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

      He ordered Chikwedu to pay INEC N250,000 as costs “for bringing such a frivolous and meaningless suit to this court for adjudication.”

      INEC and the Attorney-General of The Federation (AGF) were the first and second defendants, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1085/2020.

      The judgment followed Chikwedu’s suit alleging the Governor did not meet the constitutional requirement to be declared winner of the March 9 gubernatorial election of Imo State.

      But dismissing his contention, the judge observed that there was no connection between the plaintiff and the defendants jointly or severally.

      Taiwo held: “If I may ask, was he (Chikwedu) a contestant in the Imo Governorship Election in 2019? He only described himself in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the affidavit in support of the originating summons thus: ‘(1) That I am the plaintiff in this suit and an indigene of Ikeduru LGA of Imo State. (2) That by virtue of my position I am conversant with the facts of this case.’

      “These averments are not enough to cloth the plaintiff with the toga of locus standi.

      “It is a notorious fact that the issue of the Imo State governorship election has been litigated up to the Supreme Court; the Apex Court in the land on the 14th of January, 2020 and it was held among other things that Senator Hope Uzodinma is the winner of the Governorship Election of Imo State and that the Certificate of Returns be issued to him.

      “This court cannot shut its eyes to these facts…This case has no legs to stand on. It is dead on arrival and nothing can be done to resuscitate it. I need to state that cases of this nature ought not to be permitted to see the light of day if not for the constitutional provision as to fair hearing.

      “I am of the well-considered view that parties should desist from bringing such time-wasting suits to court knowing fully well that they have no chance to succeed. The time of the court is very precious.

      “This case is dismissed in its entirety. This is the judgment of the court.”

      The applicant had sought a declaration that Uzodinma’s election as Imo governor was unconstitutional and illegal for violating Section 1 and 179 of the 1999 Constitution.

      He also sought, through his counsel F. I Aliuna, an order compelling INEC to withdraw Uzodinma’s Certificate of Return and conduct a fresh gubernatorial election in Imo State within 90 days from the date of the nullification.

      Furthermore, he prayed for an order dissolving the Imo State Executive Council, Imo State Boards and Commissions, Imo State Local Government Interim Management Committee as constituted and all other appointments so far made by the governor, and his deputy and to direct them to immediately handover to the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

      Lastly, he prayed the court to direct the Chief Judge of Imo State to swear in the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly as the Acting Governor with immediate effect pending the election and swearing-in of a substantive Governor.

      INEC opposed him via his counsel, Anthony Onyeri, on the ground among others of a lack of locus standi, while the AGF did not enter an appearance.

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      PRINCE UNANDE says:
      July 21, 2021 at 10:46 AM
      Okay naa

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      Naanpoe Paul kamlong says:
      July 22, 2021 at 8:14 AM
      A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to nullify the election of Hope Uzodinma and his Deputy Prof Placid Njoku and declare the governorship seat of Imo State vacant.

      Justice Taiwo Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

      The judge noted that Uzodinma’s election had been affirmed by the Supreme Court and his court was not an election tribunal that could sit on appeal over elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

      He ordered Chikwedu to pay INEC N250,000 as costs “for bringing such a frivolous and meaningless suit to this court for adjudication.”

      INEC and the Attorney-General of The Federation (AGF) were the first and second defendants, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1085/2020.

      The judgment followed Chikwedu’s suit alleging the Governor did not meet the constitutional requirement to be declared winner of the March 9 gubernatorial election of Imo State.

      But dismissing his contention, the judge observed that there was no connection between the plaintiff and the defendants jointly or severally.

      Taiwo held: “If I may ask, was he (Chikwedu) a contestant in the Imo Governorship Election in 2019? He only described himself in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the affidavit in support of the originating summons thus: ‘(1) That I am the plaintiff in this suit and an indigene of Ikeduru LGA of Imo State. (2) That by virtue of my position I am conversant with the facts of this case.’

      “These averments are not enough to cloth the plaintiff with the toga of locus standi.

      “It is a notorious fact that the issue of the Imo State governorship election has been litigated up to the Supreme Court; the Apex Court in the land on the 14th of January, 2020 and it was held among other things that Senator Hope Uzodinma is the winner of the Governorship Election of Imo State and that the Certificate of Returns be issued to him.

      “This court cannot shut its eyes to these facts…This case has no legs to stand on. It is dead on arrival and nothing can be done to resuscitate it. I need to state that cases of this nature ought not to be permitted to see the light of day if not for the constitutional provision as to fair hearing.

      “I am of the well-considered view that parties should desist from bringing such time-wasting suits to court knowing fully well that they have no chance to succeed. The time of the court is very precious.

      “This case is dismissed in its entirety. This is the judgment of the court.”

      The applicant had sought a declaration that Uzodinma’s election as Imo governor was unconstitutional and illegal for violating Section 1 and 179 of the 1999 Constitution.

      He also sought, through his counsel F. I Aliuna, an order compelling INEC to withdraw Uzodinma’s Certificate of Return and conduct a fresh gubernatorial election in Imo State within 90 days from the date of the nullification.

      Furthermore, he prayed for an order dissolving the Imo State Executive Council, Imo State Boards and Commissions, Imo State Local Government Interim Management Committee as constituted and all other appointments so far made by the governor, and his deputy and to direct them to immediately handover to the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

      Lastly, he prayed the court to direct the Chief Judge of Imo State to swear in the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly as the Acting Governor with immediate effect pending the election and swearing-in of a substantive Governor.

      INEC opposed him via his counsel, Anthony Onyeri, on the ground among others of a lack of locus standi, while the AGF did not enter an appearance.

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      Abodunrin Adegoke says:
      July 21, 2021 at 10:47 AM
      Ok

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      Lukpata glory says:
      July 21, 2021 at 10:47 AM
      Ok

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      Oladapo Emmanuel says:
      July 21, 2021 at 10:52 AM
      Okay

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      July 21, 2021 at 10:53 AM
      Normal

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      July 21, 2021 at 10:54 AM
      Normal

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      Olayiwola Abdulsomod says:
      July 21, 2021 at 11:02 AM
      Nice one

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      Ugwu Samuel ifeanyi says:
      July 21, 2021 at 11:04 AM
      Justice Taiwo Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

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      Ilesanmi Adewale says:
      July 21, 2021 at 11:30 AM
      Okay

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      CHUKWU CHIBUIKE says:
      July 21, 2021 at 11:36 AM
      Okay

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      Oshodi Kunle muritala says:
      July 21, 2021 at 11:38 AM
      Corruption

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      July 21, 2021 at 12:37 PM
      Na him full Nigeria

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      July 21, 2021 at 12:06 PM
      Injustice everywhere in this nation of ours

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      July 21, 2021 at 12:12 PM
      His lucky

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      July 21, 2021 at 12:29 PM
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      July 21, 2021 at 12:31 PM
      Nice one
      Good update like it

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      July 21, 2021 at 12:36 PM
      Nice

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      July 21, 2021 at 12:37 PM
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      Gwamna Zaphson says:
      July 21, 2021 at 1:33 PM
      The main reason that take him there that is the problems

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      July 21, 2021 at 1:50 PM
      Is that so

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      July 21, 2021 at 1:55 PM
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      July 21, 2021 at 1:58 PM
      Winning

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      July 21, 2021 at 2:23 PM
      Arise, o compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey to serve our fatherland with love and strength and faith the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain to serve with heart and might one nation bound in freedom peace and unity. O God of creation direct our noble cause guide thou our leaders right

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      Court Refuses To Sack Imo Governor Uzodinma, Deputy

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      JUL 21, 2021

      A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to nullify the election of Hope Uzodinma and his Deputy Prof Placid Njoku and declare the governorship seat of Imo State vacant.

      Justice Taiwo Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

      The judge noted that Uzodinma’s election had been affirmed by the Supreme Court and his court was not an election tribunal that could sit on appeal over elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

      He ordered Chikwedu to pay INEC N250,000 as costs “for bringing such a frivolous and meaningless suit to this court for adjudication.”

      INEC and the Attorney-General of The Federation (AGF) were the first and second defendants, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1085/2020.

      The judgment followed Chikwedu’s suit alleging the Governor did not meet the constitutional requirement to be declared winner of the March 9 gubernatorial election of Imo State.

      But dismissing his contention, the judge observed that there was no connection between the plaintiff and the defendants jointly or severally.

      Taiwo held: “If I may ask, was he (Chikwedu) a contestant in the Imo Governorship Election in 2019? He only described himself in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the affidavit in support of the originating summons thus: ‘(1) That I am the plaintiff in this suit and an indigene of Ikeduru LGA of Imo State. (2) That by virtue of my position I am conversant with the facts of this case.’

      “These averments are not enough to cloth the plaintiff with the toga of locus standi.

      “It is a notorious fact that the issue of the Imo State governorship election has been litigated up to the Supreme Court; the Apex Court in the land on the 14th of January, 2020 and it was held among other things that Senator Hope Uzodinma is the winner of the Governorship Election of Imo State and that the Certificate of Returns be issued to him.

      “This court cannot shut its eyes to these facts…This case has no legs to stand on. It is dead on arrival and nothing can be done to resuscitate it. I need to state that cases of this nature ought not to be permitted to see the light of day if not for the constitutional provision as to fair hearing.

      “I am of the well-considered view that parties should desist from bringing such time-wasting suits to court knowing fully well that they have no chance to succeed. The time of the court is very precious.

      “This case is dismissed in its entirety. This is the judgment of the court.”

      The applicant had sought a declaration that Uzodinma’s election as Imo governor was unconstitutional and illegal for violating Section 1 and 179 of the 1999 Constitution.

      He also sought, through his counsel F. I Aliuna, an order compelling INEC to withdraw Uzodinma’s Certificate of Return and conduct a fresh gubernatorial election in Imo State within 90 days from the date of the nullification.

      Furthermore, he prayed for an order dissolving the Imo State Executive Council, Imo State Boards and Commissions, Imo State Local Government Interim Management Committee as constituted and all other appointments so far made by the governor, and his deputy and to direct them to immediately handover to the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

      Lastly, he prayed the court to direct the Chief Judge of Imo State to swear in the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly as the Acting Governor with immediate effect pending the election and swearing-in of a substantive Governor.

      INEC opposed him via his counsel, Anthony Onyeri, on the ground among others of a lack of locus standi, while the AGF did not enter an appearance.

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      70 thoughts on “Court Refuses To Sack Imo Governor Uzodinma, Deputy”
      Goodluck Anyalewechi says:
      July 21, 2021 at 10:24 AM
      wonderful one,,they don’t need to go out because they need to all die together

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      Orji Peter says:
      July 21, 2021 at 11:35 AM
      ok

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      Osondu Ifunanya says:
      July 21, 2021 at 2:57 PM
      Okay

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      Abubakar Nafisah says:
      July 21, 2021 at 12:22 PM
      Okay

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      July 21, 2021 at 1:29 PM
      That is okay

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      July 21, 2021 at 12:29 PM
      ok

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      July 21, 2021 at 4:17 PM
      Very good indeed. They are okay

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      July 21, 2021 at 6:10 PM
      They have nothing bad against them.

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      July 21, 2021 at 6:39 PM
      ok

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      July 21, 2021 at 10:33 AM
      Hmm,criticism and litigation is immutable in the Nigerian politics

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      July 21, 2021 at 11:14 AM
      This country its the same problem day by day

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      July 21, 2021 at 10:46 AM
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      July 21, 2021 at 10:47 AM
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      July 21, 2021 at 10:47 AM
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      July 21, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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      July 21, 2021 at 10:53 AM
      Normal

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      July 21, 2021 at 10:54 AM
      Normal

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      July 21, 2021 at 11:02 AM
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      Ugwu Samuel ifeanyi says:
      July 21, 2021 at 11:04 AM
      Justice Taiwo Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

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      July 21, 2021 at 11:30 AM
      Okay

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      July 21, 2021 at 11:36 AM
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      July 21, 2021 at 11:38 AM
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      July 21, 2021 at 12:37 PM
      Na him full Nigeria

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      July 21, 2021 at 12:06 PM
      Injustice everywhere in this nation of ours

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      July 21, 2021 at 12:12 PM
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      July 21, 2021 at 12:29 PM
      ok

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      July 21, 2021 at 12:31 PM
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      July 21, 2021 at 12:36 PM
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      July 21, 2021 at 12:37 PM
      Good

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      July 21, 2021 at 1:33 PM
      The main reason that take him there that is the problems

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      July 21, 2021 at 1:50 PM
      Is that so

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      July 21, 2021 at 1:55 PM
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      July 21, 2021 at 1:58 PM
      Winning

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      July 21, 2021 at 2:07 PM
      Wow

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      Osum Judith says:
      July 21, 2021 at 2:23 PM
      Arise, o compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey to serve our fatherland with love and strength and faith the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain to serve with heart and might one nation bound in freedom peace and unity. O God of creation direct our noble cause guide thou our leaders right

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      Isaac Obot says:
      July 21, 2021 at 2:24 PM
      Thanks so much for the update

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      July 21, 2021 at 2:27 PM
      Wahala

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      July 21, 2021 at 2:29 PM
      Ok

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      July 21, 2021 at 2:37 PM
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      July 21, 2021 at 2:58 PM
      Wow,,,, fantastic that’s nice

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      Babalola Michael says:
      July 21, 2021 at 3:05 PM
      Fair enough

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      July 21, 2021 at 4:02 PM
      Do the needful

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      July 21, 2021 at 4:05 PM
      Good

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      July 21, 2021 at 4:10 PM
      Good

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      July 21, 2021 at 4:10 PM
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      July 21, 2021 at 5:42 PM
      Nice

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      July 21, 2021 at 4:40 PM
      Good

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      Ogbo Chidubem says:
      July 21, 2021 at 4:55 PM
      The main reason that take him there that is the problems

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      IIechukwu chukwunyere says:
      July 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM
      Ok

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      Prince Gift Gift says:
      July 21, 2021 at 5:20 PM
      I hope they do the right thing

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      Ichado Godwin says:
      July 21, 2021 at 5:41 PM
      Thanks for the update

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      July 21, 2021 at 5:42 PM
      wow

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      chijioke Okoronkwo says:
      July 21, 2021 at 5:55 PM
      Thanks

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      chijioke Okoronkwo says:
      July 21, 2021 at 5:56 PM
      For

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      chijioke Okoronkwo says:
      July 21, 2021 at 5:57 PM
      The

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      chijioke Okoronkwo says:
      July 21, 2021 at 5:58 PM
      Update

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      July 21, 2021 at 6:10 PM
      Okey

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      Anietie Jacob says:
      July 21, 2021 at 6:16 PM
      Good news

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      Oduyemi Michael Imole says:
      July 21, 2021 at 6:17 PM
      OK

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      July 21, 2021 at 6:21 PM
      Thanks for the information

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      July 21, 2021 at 6:27 PM
      Update ooh
      Nice

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      July 21, 2021 at 6:28 PM
      Nice

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      Charles Emmanuel says:
      July 21, 2021 at 6:36 PM
      Na wa o

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      July 21, 2021 at 6:39 PM
      alright

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      ezaka paschal says:
      July 21, 2021 at 6:40 PM
      Nawa o

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      ezaka paschal says:
      July 21, 2021 at 6:40 PM
      Alright

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      July 21, 2021 at 6:56 PM
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      Dan Stephen says:
      July 21, 2021 at 7:04 PM
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      Felix Kehinde says:
      July 21, 2021 at 7:17 PM
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  5. Taiwo held on Monday, July 19, that the applicant, Mcfyne C. Chikwedu, had no locus standi, adding that the suit was “patently non-justiciable.”

    The judge noted that Uzodinma’s election had been affirmed by the Supreme Court and his court was not an election tribunal that could sit on appeal over elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

  6. The judgment followed Chikwedu’s suit alleging the Governor did not meet the constitutional requirement to be declared winner of the March 9 gubernatorial election of Imo State.

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