- Sacked Emeka Ihedioha will approach the Supreme Court
- The former governor will seek review of the Supreme Court judgement
- This was disclosed in Abuja by Dr. Manzo Abubakar, an associate of the sacked governor
In another twist to the Imo state saga, sacked Emeka Ihedioha is set to approach the Supreme Court.
This will be in effort to seek review of its judgement of January 14, 2019.
This was disclosed in Abuja by Dr. Manzo Abubakar, an associate of the sacked governor.
According to him, Ihedioha’s decision to approach the apex court will also help deepen the nation’s democracy.
He said that with this, democratic means of ensuing justice will also be explored.
Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng had reported that Dr Charles Omole, a revered legal expert has blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the controversial Supreme Court verdict which sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state.
Omole in a thread of tweets posted on Friday, January 24, said he arrived at his decision after studying the full judgement of the apex court.
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Recall that the Supreme Court had held that INEC unlawfully excluded votes from over 300 polling units, the addition of which made the candidate of the APC, Hope Uzodinma to be declared as the governor of Imo by the court.
Omole said he fully agreed with the Supreme Court verdict that Uzodinma was unfairly treated by the lower courts which had held that his petition lacked merits.
According to the legal expert, INEC should have produced the original result of the votes in the affected polling units if it claimed that the results presented by Uzodinma's witness were fake.
Omole said INEC agreed that voting took place in the affected units but failed to present its official results to counter the ones presented by Uzodinma's witness.
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