Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere, a legislator for Imo State’s Ideato North/South Federal Constituency, has promised to appeal his dismissal by the election petition tribunal.
Infostride News readers may recall that Ugochinyere of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was disqualified from the election by the Election Petitions Tribunal for the National and State House of Assembly elections in Imo State.
Speaking to viewers on Monday’s episode of the Morning Show on Arise Television, the congressman expressed confidence that the Appeal Court will correct the “injustice” done to him.
According to him, “we are going to the Appeal Court to challenge this judgement which runs contrary to the express provisions of the constitution and other enabling laws and judicial precedent that have been delivered recently.”
I’ll be pleading with them to right this wrong and honor the overwhelming vote of confidence our party received in November.
Ugochinyere said that the primary election for the state of Imo’s representatives was held in the same Mararaba location as the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal Court.
When his case came up, he was perplexed as to why novel principles were being brought without any prior judicial precedence to block his success.
“I have strong confidence in the judiciary and in the Appeal Court,” he said. “I hope strongly that this injustice will be reversed by the justices of the Appeal Court.”
Ugochinyere also said that Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo State, was plotting against him.
In his words, “this thing would have been a very easy and peaceful process if not because of the interference of Uzodinma.”