With justice dispensed in some election petition matters by the National Assembly Election petition tribunal in Imo State, the stage is getting set as the governorship election tribunal reels out its judgment.
The Tribunal had during its sitting on Sunday in Owerrri adopted the written addresses of counsel of the Peoples Democratic Party, the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, the Action Alliance, AA, the All Progressive Congress, APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission.
It promised to communicate all parties involved date of the judgment.
The trio of governorship candidates of the Action Alliance, AA, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, Senators Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress, APC and Ifeanyi Araraume of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA are up against the declaration of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC of Hon Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP as winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State.
However,the matter has dominated public discussion in Owerri after Sunday’s sitting.
This newspaper observed that in cabs, buses and eateries, the matter was at the forefront of discussions.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP who spoke on condition of anonymity said he is optimistic because according to him there is no cause for alarm
He said the tribunal is just the first hurdle to cross in the entire legal fireworks concerning the governorship election
“ Whether the ruling will be favourable or not, the matter will get to the Court of Appeal, but in all I remain upbeat and hopeful.