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JUST IN: APPEAL COURT AFFIRMS ROCHAS OKOROCHA AS WINNER OF SENATORIAL ELECTIONS

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Senator Rochas Okorocha (Imo West) of the All Peoples’ Congress (APC) has had his election upheld by the Appeal Court sitting in Owerri.

In a judgement read on Thursday by the Chairman of the Appeal Court panel, R.A. Ada, the court stated that the appeals brought before it by the candidates of the Peoples’ Democratic Party and All Progressive Grand Alliance; Jones Onyeori & Osita Izunaso lacked merit

The justice affirmed the ruling of the tribunal (lower court) which upheld the election of Rochas Okorocha.

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Delivering judgement; the justice said the petitioners could not prove their allegations of violence, over-voting, mutilation of electoral results and hijacking of electoral officers.

The returning officer during the elections held on February 23, 2019 had alleged that Okorocha, who was then the governor of Imo state held him under duress to declare Okorocha winner of the elections.

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