Imo Election: Supreme Court adjourns until Tuesday hearing in Ihedioha’s application
The Supreme Court adjourned until Tuesday, hearing in application filed by Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), asking it to review a judgment on Imo governorship that declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the March 9, 2019, election.
Ihedioha and the PDP had approached the court after the apex court on Jan, 14 nullified his victory and declared Uzodinma as the winner of the election.
Ihedioha was earlier declared the winner of the election by the electoral umpire, INEC.The apex court had resumed hearing on Monday, however, after announcing appearances, Chief Kanu Agabi, SAN, counsel to Ihedioha asked for adjournment because they were served with court processes in the court.
The seven-man panel of justices led by Justice Tanko Mohammed adjourned the case until March 2 to allow them time to study the process served.
NAN reports that the application which was slated for hearing on Feb. 18 was adjourned to March 2, based on the applicant’s counsel request.
The lawyer representing Uzodinma and his party, the All Progressives Congress, Damian Dodo,SAN, and that of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Taminu Inuwa, SAN, did not oppose the application for adjournment.
the apex court had, in a unanimous judgment nullified the election of Ihedioha and ordered that Sen. Hope Uzodinma of the APC be sworn in as governor.
The apex court had nullified Ihedioha’s election as Imo governor and declared Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state.
The apex court set aside the judgments of the state governorship election petition tribunal and the Court of Appeal.