A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri has struck out a suit restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC from issuing certificate of return to Imo governor-elect Emeka Ihedioha.
The court also ruled that post-election matters belonged to the election tribunal.
Candidate of the Action Alliance in the March 9th governorship election Uche Nwosu had gone to court to get an order restraining the court from issuing a certificate of return to People’s Democratic Party, PDP Emeka Ihedioha.
Nwosu had argued that Ihedioha did not meet the required 25 per cent of the votes in 18 out of the 27 local government areas in Imo state.
Justice Tijjani Ringim held that post election matters are to be handled by the election tribunal. He said that the quest for justice must be in line with the constitution.
INEC had on March 11th declared Ihedioha winner of the election who polled a total 273,404 votes to defeat Nwosu who came second with 190,364 votes.