The Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Owerri has granted application by Action Alliance (AA) to withdraw from suit challenging the election of Chief Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Governor of Imo State.
Ruling on the application brought by the National Leadership of the Action Alliance, which alleged that the party was not consulted by its candidate in the said election, Mr. Uche Nwosu, before approaching the tribunal, Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Mathew Adewara, granted the request by removing AA as a party to the suit.
Reacting, Counsel to AA, Chief Okey Ehieze, commended the tribunal for granting the request of the party, noting that the party was a signatory to a pact with other political parties to support any duly elected candidate.
Chief Ehieze noted that AA was not ready to go into a run-off election, which its candidate in the state allegedly prayed for.
Counsel to the PDP in Imo State, Chief Jerry Egemba, described the ruling as a welcome development.
Meanwhile, the State Chairman of AA, Chief Uchendu Ahaneku, said its gubernatorial candidate for the 2019 Governorship election in Imo State, Chief Uche Nwosu, would pursue its case against the election of Governor Ihedioha.