IMO GOVERNORSHIP: Supreme Court dismisses application by Ihedioha, PDP for review

Supreme Court dismisses Ihedioha's application


The Supreme Court has dismissed the application by Emeka Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asking the apex court for a review of its judgement which sacked him as Imo governor.

Ihedioha was earlier declared the winner of the 2019 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and subsequently sworn in as governor of Imo state on May 29, 2019.

Former Governor Emeka Ihedioha

He was however removed from office by the Supreme Court on January 14, 2020.

Ihedioha  and the PDP had approached the court after the apex court on January 14 nullified his victory and declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the election.

In its judgment in Abuja this afternoon, the Supreme Court said there was no constitutional provision empowering it to revisit its own judgment.

According to Justice Olukakoye Ariwoola, who read the judgment, it was impossible for the Supreme Court to reverse itself because the finality of the apex court was clearly enshrined in the Nigerian constitution.


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