Peter Uzo, Owerri.
THE Imo State Youths for Great Governance has actually referred to as deceptive and incorrect online report in a nationwide everyday which tend to rubbish the proof adduced prior to the Imo State governorship Petition Tribunal by the governorship prospect of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Hope Uzodinma, Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance and Ifeanyi Ararume of APGA.
In a declaration signed by National Organizer of ISYGG, Associate Olemgbe Chike, it kept in mind that “What was done last Sunday was adoption of the address of all the celebrations consisting of Guv Emeka Ihedioha and the PDP, for that reason, it will be incorrect for the author of such delicate report to attempt and misguide Imo people who are hoping the real winner of the governorship election in Imo be identified by the tribunal.
” At no point did the Tribunal on the stated day rubbished the proof advanced by Senator Uzodinma, Uche Nwosu and Ararume. Rather the Tribunal took their last addresses where all the celebrations made efforts to uphold their points then notified the celebrations that they will be interacted date for judgment. We know that was masterminded by the PDP however they need to not be enabled to misguide our individuals” it specified.
Remember nevertheless that “Uzodinma had actually approached the tribunal asking it to state him the winner of the election after implicating the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of omitting APC lead to 388 ballot systems. The outcomes he argued were stated at the ballot systems however were not collected at the ward levels. He suggested that the stated outcomes at the ballot system remained in the type EC8A and were released to the Petitioners representative however were entirely left out by the INEC throughout the statement of the basic outcomes. His argument was that if the outcomes are included by the tribunal, he will be beating the PDP prospect Ihedioha with over 40,000 votes, for that reason, prompted the tribunal to state him winner having actually surveyed bulk of the legitimate votes.
After the governorship election in Imo state and the statement of Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha of PDP as the winner of the election, Senator Hope Uzodinma of the APC, feeling aggrieved approached the governorship election tribunal of Imo state for redress over what the celebration in the state referred to as “THE THE ILLEGALITY OF THE IHEDIOHA REQUIRED. To lots of in Imo who followed the governorship project of the APC prospect, it boggled the mind that the incredibly popular two-time senator liked by lots of throughout zonal divide might come a remote fourth in a contest he was tipped to win. Nevertheless, When the senator submitted his petition, realities started to become to what really took place throughout the Imo governorship election. In petition, no EPT/GOV/IM/ 8/2019, Uzodinma & APC Vs Hon Emeka Ihedioha, PDP & INEC, the senator looked for the declaratory relief that he scored most of legal votes cast at the election and pleased the compulsory constitutional requirement of spread. He specified that the election was greatly controlled by collation officers of Mbaise extraction presumably hired fast by the INEC to perform the election. He specified that the collation officers in an obvious plan to reverse him intentionally left out to collect the outcome that originated from 388 ballot systems where he scored high numbers. He specified that by that plan, his votes from those unites were not contributed to the last rating and asked the tribunal to include the figures which provided him a clear win in the election. Throughout the trial, Senator Uzodinma and APC called ballot system representatives, ward and city government collation representatives as witnesses and tendered replicate pink copies of the outcome of the election in the stated 388 systems.
Likewise, the Deputy Commissioner of Cops, Mr Rabiu Huseini, who supervised of Operations on the day of the election pertained to provide proof. On that really day, the legal fireworks were rather relentless as the counsels to both the Ihedioha and the PDP challenged the proof hurting by the cops. Olusola Oke (SAN) who led the attack on behalf of Uzodinma firmly insisted that the cops needs to be enabled to tender their proof given that security representatives belonged to those who carried out the election. The argument went on for over 4 hours prior to the tribunal ruled on the matter. Nevertheless, the tribunal bought that the cops witness must proceed and affirm on his proof prior to the tribunal. DCP Huseini, who affirmed, provided type EC8A which supported with the outcomes previously confessed by the tribunal as proof brought prior to it is Senator Uzodinma. The outcomes were confessed by the Tribunal. Saturday Lead observed that the admittance of the outcomes by the tribunal generated festivity in the camp of the APC. The deputy commissioner of cops in charge of operations throughout the election provided proof in court and tendered copies of the arise from the contested systems offered to the cops and which resembled those tendered by the senator. The senator ended his case after calling 54 witnesses. Ihedioha and PDP called just 4 witnesses and might not tender their own copies of the disputed system result which their 4 witnesses concurred were offered to them at the ballot systems by administering officers. The INEC did not tender any file at the trial to challenge the outcomes tendered by Uzodinma.
On his part, Nwosu, prospect of the AA asked the tribunal to purchase for a re-run in between him and the PDP prospect, stating that Ihedioha did not have the 2/3 spread in the state to the stated winner. He likewise argued that the INEC stopped working to purchase for a re-run election in 258 ballot systems were outcomes were stated to be cancelled by the INEC simply as he prompted the tribunal to cancel elections in Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu Mbaise and Ezinihitte where it was declared that over ballot occurred in these City governments in favour of the PDP.The APGA prospect, Ararume desires the whole procedure cancelled due to what he referred to as declared malpractices and tally snatching. Nevertheless, Saturday Lead observed that the PDP in the state is presently fretted due to the proof the APC and its prospect adduced prior to the tribunal. They ended up being anxious given that the tribunal accepted in proof the outcomes of the 388 ballot systems presumably left out by the INEC when Ihedioha was stated a winner. Senator Uzodinma and his lead Counsel, Olusola Oke (SAN) tendered it prior to the Tribunal.
Nevertheless, the PDP and Ihedioha made efforts to pierce the confessed outcomes when they presented type EC40 G, occurrence kinds versus the 388 ballot systems results tendered by the cops and Uzodinma. INEC declared that the lead to those competing systems were cancelled however they were advised by Oke (SAN) that INEC does not have the powers to cancel outcomes currently stated at the ballot systems.
With the heavy, undefended proof adduced prior to the Imo governorship tribunal by Senator Uzodinma, the APC prospect, advocates of the celebration have actually remained in jubilant state of mind hoping that they provided adequate proof that will provide the celebration triumph at the Tribunal.