Supreme Court affirms Imo Labour Party Governorship candidate


The Supreme Court has affirmed Athan Achonu as the Labour Party (LP) candidate for the November 11, 2023 election in Imo State.

Achonu is aiming to become the first physically-challenged governor in the country through the off-season election taking place in the state.

An aggrieved aspirant in the last Labour Party primaries, Basil Maduka had objected to Achonu’s candidature at both the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal but the apex court dismissed the case on Thursday.

The case was thrown for lack of locus standi.

A panel of five justices, led by Justice Iyang Okoro, also chided the appellant for abusing the court process and wasting the time of the courts.

Briefing newsmen in Abuja alongside lawyers of the party, the National Legal Officer of the LP, Kehinde Edun, hailed the Supreme Court justices, saying they did justice to the case.

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