Ugwumba Uche Nwosu has denied involvement in the suit filed by the Reform and Advancement Party (RAP) against Governor Hope Uzodimma, saying he cannot align with the opposition to truncate the mandate of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Nwosu who was reacting to a newspaper publication that he has joined in the suit, said what is uppermost in his mind now is how the APC could unite in the State.

According to him, politics with bitterness has no part in him or what he stands for.

Speaking through an aide who preferred to be anonymous, the former AA candidate who was disqualified by the Supreme Court on account of alleged double candidacy of AA and APC, believed that the time for politics is over and time for governance is now.

He urged Governor Uzodimma to bring all the main stakeholders together as the party cannot survive an implosion.

Meanwhile, the Federal High Court, Abuja has adjourned until July 20, a suit filed by RAP and its governorship candidate Okere Kingdom asking the Court to restrain Governor Uzodimma from acting as Imo Governor.

“The case instituted by the Reform and Advancement Party (RAP) and its 2019 governorship candidate, Barr. Okere Kingdom came up for hearing today at the Federal High Court before Hon. Justice Abang, where we are seeking judicial interpretation on whether the All Progressives congress indeed sponsored Governor Hope Uzodimma in the 2019 Imo State governorship election, taking into consideration the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in appeal no: SC/1384/2019 which upheld the decision of both the Court of Appeal and the Federal High Court and affirmed Ugwumba Uche Nwosu as the authentic and duly elected/nominated 2019 Imo State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress.

“When the matter came up for the hearing of our motion to abridge time within which the defendants will file their defence to our originating summons, the Hon. Judge informed parties that the Court will take all applications and the substantive suit on the merit.

“The court thereafter asked parties present if they are opposing the application to abridge time and all the defendants present in court responded that they are opposing the application. The Court thereafter asked parties to file in their necessary processes in opposition to the motion and also ordered hearing notice on the PDP which was absent in today’s proceedings.


An order fast-tracking proceedings in this suit as matter of urgent Constitutional importance.

An order abridging the time within which the Defendants/Respondents may file their counter affidavit and written addresses in opposition to the originating summons, and every other application(s) they may wish to file to seven days from the date of granting this application.

An order a abridging the time within which the plaintiffs/applicants may file their replies to five days from the date of service of such processes on them.

And for such further other orders as the Hon. Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances. “THE GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE APPLICATION IS BROUGHT ARE:

(a) The suit is of extreme national importance and borders on the interpretation of the constitution to determine if the 1st defendant is lawfully occupying the office of the Governor of Imo State.

(b) That the continued unlawful occupation of the office of the 2nd defendant and performing the functions of the office by the 1st defendant is a matter that demands serious and urgent constitutional interpretation.

(c) That it is the duty of this Hon. Court to speedily interpret the sections of the constitution sought for interpretation in this suit.

All the applications will be taken on the 20th of July 2020 when the matter is fixed for hearing”


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