9 January 2012
A five-man panel of the Appeal Court Owerri division sitting in
has quashed the appeal of the Peoples’ Democratic Party challenging the election of the governor of Imo state Rochas Okorocha. The panel led by Justice Tijani Abubakar which is sitting in Abuja on the instructions of the President of the Abuja
as a result of security reasons ,upheld the judgment of the Imo governorship tribunal for lack of merit
and that the petitioner Peoples’ Democratic Party has failed to prove beyond reasonable doubts that the May 6th supplementary election conducted by INEC is unconstitutional and that the PDP candidate Ikedi Ohakim scored the majority of lawful votes cast at the April 26th governorship elections.
The panel however says it will give reasons for its position on a later date.