Hearing of the application of former Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, seeking review of the January 14, 2020 judgment which removed him as governor and installed Hope Uzodinma as his replacement has been adjourned till 2nd March 2020 by the Supreme Court.
On Tuesday, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad led a seven-man panel in the adjournment of the hearing after Ihedioha’s lawyer, Kanu Agabi, told the court that processes were still being filed.
Lawyer representing All Progressive Congress (APC) and Uzodinma the candidate of the party in Imo state, Barr. Damian Dodo, and that of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Taminu Inuwa, did not oppose the application for adjournment.
The sovereign court upheld Uzodinma’s appeal on January 14, ruling that results from 388 poling units out of the 3,523 poling units in the state were excluded in the final results declared by INEC.
The court ruled that Uzodinma emerged winner of the election after the addition of the excluded votes.
Global Times reports that Ihedioha, on February 5 filed an application before the apex court requesting “an order setting aside as a nullity” the January 14 judgement.