Ihedioha’s legal team will be heading to Supreme Court today Monday, 27th January, 2020.
Ex-governor of Emeka Ihedioha is returning to the Supreme Court to demand a review of judgement.
Just two weeks after Supreme Court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state, the ex-governor is approaching the apex court to seek judgement review.
On 14th January, 2019, the Supreme Court sacked Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor of the state.
Speaking in Abuja on Sunday, 26th January, 2020, at a press conference, an associate of the ex-governor, Dr. Manzo Abubakar disclosed that Ihedioha’s legal team will be at Supreme Court to seek a review of the judgment on Monday, 27th January, 2020.
Abubakar said, the ex-governor’s decision was part of effort to deepen the nation’s democracy and explore democratic means of ensuing justice.
The judgment will go down in notoriety and may make Federal Republic of Nigeria a laughing stock in the comity of nations, if not reviewed”, adding that Section 176(2b) of the Nigeria constitution is clear that to be declared as governor, a candidate must have not only the majority of total votes cast but also 1/4 of the votes in 2/3 of the local governments of the state.
It is obvious 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.
According to Abubakar; 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”.
Previously, PDP had described the Supreme Court judgement in Imo state as yet another very sad commentary on Nigeria’s democratic order.