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Tension May Be In Governor Hope Uzodinma's Camp As Court Hears Case Seeking His Removal Tomorrow

There could be tension in the Camp of the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma as the Federal High Court in Abuja is set to hear the case filed by Reform and Advancement Party (RAP) which is praying the court to remove the governor from office on the ground that he was not a candidate of any political party during the 2019 Governorship election in Imo State. As such, could not have won the election. This claim is premised on the supreme Court judgement of the APC primaries involving Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law of former governor of the state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, and Senator Hope Uzodinma where the court declared Uche Nwosu the legitimate candidate of the APC in the 2019 Governorship election in Imo State. However, Uche Nwosu was subsequently disqualified by the Court for having been nominated by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Action Alliance (AA).

With the case set to be heard tomorrow by the Federal High Court in Abuja, there could be tension in the governor's camp as no one can tell for sure, what the outcome of this suit could be. Although the governor's camp have tried to downplay the seriousness of the suit with some claiming that the case is already dead on arrival considering the fact that election matters are time bound. However, it should be noted thatbthe suit is not an election petition and as such, the governor's camp could be downplaying the suit at their own peril as RAP and its candidate for the election in the person of Barrister Kingdom Okere did not file a petition, but approached the court for a legal interpretation of her own judgement.

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Federal High Court Hope Uzodinma Imo State Rochas Okorocha Uche Nwosu

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