SUPREME COURT HEARS IHEDIOHA’S APPLICATION, SET TO GIVE RULING

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja

The Supreme Court in Abuja has heard 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.

A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, said the court’s ruling on the application filed by Ihedioha would be delivered at 3pm on Tuesday, The PUNCH reports.

The CJN led the panel when the court in its judgment delivered on January 14, 2020, sacked Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party as the governor and declared Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as the true winner of March 9, 2020 governorship election in Imo State.

Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, who delivered the lead judgment, declared Uzodinma as the winner of the election after restoring the results of the poll allegedly excluded from the final results, which gave Ihedioha victory.

Details later…