Rochas Okorocha, Orji Uzor Kalu, Laugh Last At Appeal Court
By Iheme Kelechi 10 days ago
The duo of Senator Rochas Okorocha and Senator Orji Uzor Kalu today got victory at the Appeal Court Owerri division.
Both cases brought forward by the duo of Osita Izunaso and Jones Onyereri against Okorocha was not able to unseat Rochas from the red chambers, as the appeal court judges upheld his victory for their inability to prove their case, and give the court reasons why the judgment already given in favour of Rochas should be set outside, and the election cancelled on their alleged allegation of over voting, duress and ballot box stuffing, which they were unable to prove.
Orji Uzor Kalu, whose election was questioned and rerun ordered by the election tribunal was properly interpreted by the appeal judges and his victory upheld thus stopping the rerun already declared by the tribunal.
In a press release celebrating his victory at the appeal court, Senator Okorocha through his Special adviser media, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo described his victory as victory for Osita Izunaso, Jones Onyereri, Imo West and Democracy in general.
According to the former governor, he will remain grateful and will always use every God given position to serve God and humanity.
Read the full press release below:
SUBJECT: SENATOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA’S VICTORY AT THE APPEAL COURT IS FOR HONRelated: Livy Uzoukwu, Other Atiku Lawyers Snub Supreme Court
-REMAINS THANKFUL TO THE JUDICIARY
-SAYS, HE WOULD CONTINUE TO USE HIS GOD-GIVEN POSITIONS TO SERVE GOD & HUMANITY
The former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has said that his victory at the Appeal Court is for his two brothers, Hon Jones Onyeriri and Senator Osita Izunaso, Candidates of PDP and APGA respectively, in the Imo West Senatorial District election, who had challenged his election victory upto the Appeal Court.
Senator Okorocha also said that his Appeal Court Victory is equally for the good people of Imo West Senatorial District and indeed, Imo people in general, who he said, have remained Supportive irrespective of their Political affiliations, adding that the Appeal Court Judgement has also added fibre to the nation’s democracy, because like the tribunal, the Appeal Court was able to detach blackmail from the home truth.
Barely one month after the National Assembly Election Tribunal had authenticated the election victory of the Distinguished Senator, the Appeal Court on Thursday, November 7, 2019 (today) also upheld the Judgement of the tribunal in favour of the former governor.
Okorocha described the Judiciary as a blessing to the nation’s democracy and said that he would remain thankful to the Judiciary for playing a leading role in deepening the nation’s democracy and its ethos.
The former governor once again assured that he would Continue to use God-given positions to serve God and humanity.
He eulogized his two brothers, Senator Izunaso and Hon. Onyeriri for their maturity and for being good sons of Orlu zone and appealed to them to share the joy of the moment with him, for the good of Orlu zone people in particular and Imo people in general. He once again assured that he would not let them down for any reason.
Special Adviser (media) to the former governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha