Emeka Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have lost their bids to overturn the Supreme Court ruling of 14 January, which sacked Ihedioha as the duly elected governor of Imo state.
A seven-member panel of justices presided by Justice Tanko Muhammad dismissed the applications for review of the judgment, which rendered Ihedioha election invalid.
The apex court had on January 14, 2020 upheld Uzodinma’s appeal, ruling that the votes polled in 388 out of the 3,523 polling units were excluded in the final results declared by INEC in the state.
However, on February 5, Ihedioha filed an application before the court seeking “an order setting aside as a nullity” the January 14, 2020 judgement which sacked him as the governor of Imo State.
In their applications, Mr Ihedioha and the PDP claim that the judgement of the apex court which installed Senator Hope Uzodinma as Imo governor was obtained by fraud.
Present at the Court sitting today were the National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, among others.