SENATOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA HAILS JUDICIARY AS TRIBUNAL DISMISSES PETITION CHALLENGING HIS VICTORY.
Written by darling on September 10, 2019
Senator Rochas Okorocha, representing Imo West at the National Assembly, says the judiciary remained as an aroma of democracy.
Okorocha who spoke in Owerri, through his Special Adviser on Media, SAM ONWUEMEODO, after the tribunal affirmed his 2019 election as Senator representing Imo West.
The election petition tribunal had dismissed petitions filed by candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), JONES ONYERIRI, and that of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), OSITA IZUNASO, challenging the victory of Senator Rochas Okorocha in the February 23 National Assembly election for Imo West Senatorial District.
Both parties in the petitions, said that the election for the Imo West Senatorial district was marred by irregularities, including intimidation and violence.
The tribunal however held that the petitioners were unable to prove the allegations.