Friday September 25, 2020 9:15 PM

Ihedioha to Supreme Court: The Judgement that sacked me was faulty, set it aside

Emeka Ihedioha, former governor of Imo, has asked the supreme court to sack Hope Uzodinma and return him (Ihedioha) as the State Governor.

Ihedioha had lost his seat on January 14 when the apex court affirmed Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of the state and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him a certificate of return.

Addressing journalists in Abuja, Ndukwe Nnawuchi who served as attorney-general of Imo under Ihedioha, said an application has been filed asking supreme court to set aside its judgement.

He said the application filed by Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is on the grounds of nullity, the Cable reports.

“The election of March 9, 2019, was challenged in the election tribunal where the judgment was delivered in Ihedioha’s favour,” he said.

“The matter went to the Court of Appeal which affirmed the tribunal’s judgment. The matter went for further appeal to the Supreme Court which reversed the judgments of the lower courts.

“After the January 14 verdict, Ihedioha and the PDP put together a team of lawyers to study the judgment. That team has studied the judgment and has advised accordingly.

“Following the advice, Ihedioha and the PDP instructed the team of lawyers to approach the Supreme Court with an application to set aside the judgment.

“I want to officially inform you that this afternoon, the lawyers filed an application in the Supreme Court, urging it to set aside the January 14 judgment.

“The relief being sought is on grounds of nullity. Details have been canvassed in the application. The court will look at the argument and make a decision one way or the other.”

Uzodinma had earlier asked Ihedioha to stop wasting his time in the attempt to seek a reversal of the judgement.

According to the results declared by INEC, Uzodinma, who contested the election under the All Progressives Congress (APC), placed a distant fourth in the exercise.

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