Ihedioha will be calling for a review of the supreme court’s judgement that halted his tenure as governor of Imo State

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  • January 27, 2020
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Sacked governor of Imo State Emeka Ihedioha will be heading to the supreme court on Monday 27 January.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  candidate  in the March 9 guber polls will be going  back to the apex court for a review of the judgement that removed him from office .

His rival Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was subsequently sworn in as governor.

Dr. Manzo Abubakar an associate of Ihedioha addressed the issue at a Press Conference on Sunday January 26, he stated that the supreme court’s jugdement could have been done in error, stressing that  the constitution was clear on how a governorship candidate can be declared winner of any election. ‘

He also pointed out that  (Uzodinma) never claimed that he met the constitutional requirement of spread to be declared the winner.

He said;

“The judgment will go down in infamy and may make Nigeria a laughing stock in the comity of nations, if not reviewed.

 

“It is axiomatic that nowhere in the petition or evidence did the petitioner, (Uzodinma) claim that he met the constitutional requirement of spread to be declared the winner.

 

“To err is human. It would be practically impossible for any human to have read briefs and record of proceedings exceeding 5000 pages in the matter within 2 hours after hearing, when it also had pressure of time to deliver judgment in the remaining pending governorship appeals. No doubt, this accounted for the mistakes made by the Supreme court.

 

“The Supreme Court is supreme and can creatively reinvent it’s rules to do justice. It is necessary do so now more that ever to save Nigerian democracy, constitutionalism and retrieve the judicial and justice system from its present opprobrium”.

 

Ihedioha was removed from office by the supreme court on 14 January following the final judgement on Imo state governorship appeal.