The Imo State Elections Tribunal has granted the application by the lawyer to the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), Okey Amechi, for substituted service on the Governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Chairman of the Panel Justice M.O Adewara, granted the leave to serve the second and third respondents on the wall of their buildings or by delivering same to an agent at the PDP office at No 98 Okigwe Road, Owerri.
The AA governorship candidate, Uche Nwosu, had petitioned the tribunal to quash the March 9 election which Ihedioha won.
Nwosu prayed the tribunal to, among other things, determine and thus declare that Ihedioha did not satisfy the requirements of Section 179(2) (b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), having failed to poll not less than one-quarter of all the votes cast in at least two-thirds of the Local Government Areas in Imo State at the governorship election of March 9, 2019.
“An order directing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a run-off election between the Petitioners and the second and third respondents into the office of Governor of Imo State forthwith, as prescribed under Section 179 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended)”.