A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri the Imo state capital on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, has struck out a suit seeking to stop the inauguration ceremony of the governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, on May 29.
Tijani Ringim, the presiding judge, delivered the judgment in the suit filed by Mr. Clifford Eze the governorship candidate of the Democratic Alternative Party, DAP.
Ringim ruled that the plaintiff has no legal right to approach a regular court for a post-election matter.
While striking out the suit the judge said that the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the suit.
He, however, awarded the sum of 5 million naira to the plaintiff.
Reacting shortly after the judgment was delivered, Ihedioha said that it was a victory for the people of the state.
Ihedioha who spoke through his media aide, Chibuike Onyeukwu, said he was ready to work with everybody, including the plaintiffs and members of the opposition parties, to move the state forward.
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