– Gives reasons for withdrawing case
2019, governorship candidate of the Reform And Advancement Party (RAP) in Imo State, Barr Kingdom Okere has vowed to support any move to sack Senator Uzodinma as governor of Imo State, describing his emergence as unhealthy for Nigerian’s legal system and democracy.Okere who spoke to our reporter on phone yesterday,maintained that he is committed to ensuring that the governor Uzodinma vacates the Douglas house for the true winner of the 2019 election.
Earlier, Okere had in a separate release gjven reasons for withdrawing the suit he filed at the Federal High Court Abuja seeking judicial interpretation over the decision of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, in appeal No. SC/1384/2019 which upheld Ugwumba Nwosu as duly elected and nominated 2019 Imo State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the release made available to our reporter, Okere explained that his reason to withdraw the said suit is because the matter is now properly before the Supreme Court of Nigeria in an application brought by the Peoples Democratic Party. “All the issues we canvassed before the Federal High Court are also being canvassed at the Supreme Court and the two cases are seeking similar reliefs, and could therefore amount to abuse of court process and capable to jeopardize the pending matter before the Supreme Court. The case is still alive at the Supreme Court which is the highest Court in the land.
Initially when we filed the suit, people called us names and alleged that Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha gave us money to institute the action. Now rumor mongers are also peddling rumors that Governor Hope Uzodinma has induced us to withdraw the suit. All these baseless allegation we do not intend to respond, but to remain focus in pursuit of justice, ofonaogu”, he revealed.