EMEKA IHEDIOHA LOSES AT SUPREME COURT AGAIN

Written by on March 3, 2020

Six out of the seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad have on Tuesday dismissed the application for review of its January 14, 2020, judgment which removed Emeka Ihedioha as Imo State Governor and declared Hope Uzodinma as the valid winner of the last governorship election in the state.

The lone dissenting Judge Justice Chima Nweze in his disagreeing with today’s judgment held that the decision of the supreme court ought to be reviewed and that the court has the power to overrule itself in a situation where such a judgment was not seen to have met the justice of the case.

 

Emeka Ihedioha

He also averred Hope Uzodinma, misled the court in arriving at the judgment which removed Ihedioha from office after about 10 months adding that there is no evidence that Governor Uzodinma satisfied the required spread to have been declared the winner of the election.


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