Supreme court adjourns hearing on Imo Gubernatorial till March 02, 2020

Obinwannem News Supreme court adjourns hearing on Imo Gubernatorial till March 02, 2020

The Supreme court has adjourned hearing for the review of its Imo Gubernatorial elections judgement till March 02.

On January 14, a federal judge, Kekere-Ekun, headed a seven-man panel that passed the judgement for the removal of Emeka Ihedioha, candidate for the People’s Democratic Party as the Imo state Governor while announcing Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress the winner in the 2019 Elections across the nation.

A judgement which has since been the subject of discussions and for the most part controversial ruled that votes from 388 polling units were not accounted for and did not reflect in the final results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The Supreme court found that all votes from the said 388 polling units were in favour of Uzodinma who was declared the winner as a result.

As earlier reported by Obinwannem, Ihedioha and his party, the PDP filed for a review of that judgement asking the court to reverse its decision of January 14 which would see his return to power as the governor of Imo state.

Speaking before the panel of judges, Lawyer for Ihedioha, a former attorney general of the federal Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN) said;

“My lords, processes are still coming in. Up till this morning, we were still receiving processes. We, therefore, apply for an adjournment to enable all the processes to come in”.

Lawyers for Uzodinma of the APC, Damian Dodo (SAN), and INEC Independent National Electoral Commission, Taminu Inuwa (SAN), did not oppose the application for adjournment.

Head of the panel and the Chief Justice of the federation, Tanko Mohammed granted the request and adjourned hearing March 02

Chukwugozie Okeke reporting, Obinwannem news

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