SAHARANEWS – The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing till March 2 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.
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, led a seven-man panel on Tuesday in the adjournment after Ihedioha’s lawyer, Kanu Agabi, told the court that they’re not ready yet as processes were still being filed.
Lawyer representing Uzodinma and his party, the All Progressives Congress, Damian Dodo, and that of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Taminu Inuwa, did not oppose the application for adjournment.
The apex court had on January 14 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.
The court ruled that Uzodinma emerged winner of the election after the addition of the excluded votes.
Ihedioha, however, on February 5 filed an application before the court seeking “an order setting aside as a nullity” the January 14 judgement.