Monday, February 3, 2020

Imo Judgement Review: Supreme Court adjourns hearing till March 2

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the listening to of Emeka Ihedioha’s software seeking the assessment of the January 14, 2020 judgement which sacked him as Imo State governor and hooked up Hope Uzodinma as his substitute.
The seven-guy panel of the apex courtroom led with the aid of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, adjourned the hearing after Ihedioha’s attorney, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), advised the court docket that techniques had been nevertheless being filed.

“My lords, techniques are nonetheless coming in. Up till this morning, we were nonetheless receiving tactics. We, therefore, apply for an adjournment to permit all of the strategies to are available,” Agabi said.

The legal professional representing Uzodinma and his birthday party, the All Progressives Congress, Damian Dodo (SAN), and that of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Taminu Inuwa (SAN), did not oppose the utility for adjournment.

The CJN-led panel in the end adjourned till March 2 for hearing.

A seven-guy panel of the apex courtroom led with the aid of the CJN had inside the January 14, 2020 judgment eliminated Ihedioha because the Imo State governor and declared Uzodinma because the winner of the final governorship election within the kingdom.

Justice Kekere-Ekun, who examine the lead judgment, had upheld Uzodinma’s appeal, ruling that the votes polled in 388 out of the 3,523 polling units had been excluded inside the very last outcomes declared through INEC inside the country.

The apex court held that Uzodinma emerged winner of the election after the addition of the excluded votes.

But Ihedioha, thru his lead suggest, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), a former Attorney General of the Federation, had on February five, 2020, filed an utility before the court docket searching for “an order putting apart as a nullity” the January 14 judgment.
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