BREAKING: Supreme Court Dismisses Ihedioha’s Application For Review, Upholds Uzodimma Victory

BREAKING: Supreme Court Dismisses Ihedioha’s Application For Review, Upholds Uzodimma Victory

In the suit, Mr Ihedioha asked the apex court to review its judgement which sacked him as the governor of Imo State.

A seven-man panel of judges led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, dismissed the suit on Monday.

Earlier, Mr. Ihedioha and the PDP, in their applications, claimed that the judgment of the apex court which installed Senator Hope Uzodinma as the Governor of Imo State was obtained by fraud.

They therefore prayed the seven-man panel of the apex court to review and set aside the judgment.

Lawyer to Mr. Ihedioha, Chief Kanu Agabi, in his argument, claimed that fraud is

evident in the judgment, as the appellant, Hope Uzodinma, claimed he was excluded from 388 polling units but tendered results from only 366 polling units adding that with the addition of votes from 388 polling units in favour of Senator Uzodinma exceeds the total number of accredited voters by 129,000 votes.

Countering the argument, Lawyer to Senator Hope Uzodinma said the application to revisit, review or set aside the judgment of the court is an incompetent one lacking in merit.

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He argued further that the apex court lacks the jurisdiction to sit on appeal over any judgment delivered by the court except where cases of typographical errors or slips are noticed in the said judgment are established and in this case, no such errors have been established.

Mr Damian Dodo concluded that the appellant approached the apex court in the face of compelling evidence that Senator Hope Uzodinma won the election, and therefore asked the court to dismiss the application.

Subsequently, Supreme Court dismissed Emeka Ihedioha’s application after listening to arguments from all the parties and Senator Hope Uzodinma remains the authentic Governor of Imo State.

Ctv/News Corner. 

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