Enugu - The Enugu State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the April 11 election, Okey Ezea on Monday withdrew his appeal against the judgment of the election petition tribunal which previously upheld the election of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reports National Mirror.
The state election petition tribunal had dismissed Ezea’s petition, challenging the election of Ugwuanyi for lack of merit, but Ezea, headed for the appeal court against the verdict of the tribunal.
At the hearing of the appeal on Monday Ezea, through his counsel, Peter Ugwu, told the court that he has already filed withdrawal notice before the court and requested the court to discontinue the appeal.
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Ezea had contested the Enugu governorship seat four consecutive times on different political platforms but he has not been successful in all.
It is being speculated that Ezea is eyeing the ministerial slot of his party for Enugu State and his decision to withdraw the appeal could be to woo Governor Ugwuanyi to support his ambition.
Read more at National Mirror.
- News 24