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Sacked Imo Governor, Ihedioha Asks Supreme Court To Upturn Its Ruling On Uzodinma

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sacked Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha has asked the Supreme Court to set aside its Tuesday, January 14 judgment which ousted him and declared Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected Governor of the South Eastern State.

The Lawyer confirmed that the former Governor and his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have filed an application before the apex court, asking it to set aside the January 14 judgment “on grounds of nullity”.

The incumbent Governor Uzodinma contested the March 9, 2019 Governorship under the flagship of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

 “The election of March 9,2019, was challenged in the election tribunal where the judgment was delivered in Ihedioha’s favour.

 “The matter went to the Court of Appeal which affirmed the tribunal’s judgment. The matter went for further appeal to the Supreme Court which reversed the judgments of the lower courts.

“After the January 14 verdict, Ihedioha and the PDP put together a team of lawyers to study the judgment. That team has studied the judgment and has advised accordingly.

“Following the advice, Ihedioha and the PDP instructed the team of lawyers to approach the Supreme Court with an application to set aside the judgment.

“I want to officially inform you that this afternoon, the lawyers filed an application in the Supreme Court, urging it to set aside the January 14 judgment.

“The relief being sought is on grounds of nullity. Details have been canvassed in the application. The court will look at the argument and make a decision one way or the other”, the senior lawyer told newsmen.

It would be recalled that Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun led other four judges of the Supreme court in a unanimous judgement which sacked Ihedioha and declared his main challenger, Uzodinma as the winner of the poll.

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