Ihedioha to seek review of Supreme Court ruling on Imo Governorship poll

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Emeka Ihedioha is set to return to the Supreme Court to seek a review of the judgment that removed him from office as the duly elected Governor of Imo State and brought in Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A seven-member panel of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Tanko Muhammad has on January 14, 2020, given the unanimous decision that votes from 388 polling units were unlawfully excluded from the final tally of results scored by Senator Hope Uzodinma, and when added to his votes, the APC candidate emerged winner of the March 9, 2019 election.

Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun held that Ihedioha was not duly elected and that “his election was void and illegal.

The executive director of Abuja Discussion Group (ADG), Manzo Abubakar revealed at a press conference on Sunday that Ihedioha’s legal team would be at the Supreme Court to seek a review of the judgment.

Abubakar noted that Ihedioha’s decision to return to the court was part of efforts to deepen the country’s democracy and explore democratic means of ensuring justice.

He noted that the court should review and reverse the anomaly in the judgment, even if it means applying a judicial doctrine of necessity.

 




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