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Ihedioha files case at Supreme Court for review of Imo judgment

Former Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha on Wednesday filed an application at the Supreme Court to review the judgment that sacked him last month.

An aide to the former governor, Aic Akwarandu confirmed to NEWSMAN that the suit was filed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

“I can confirm to you that His Excecllecy, Emeka Ihedioha has officially approached the Supreme Court for Review,” Akwarandu said in the message.

The aide who was the Special Assistant on New Media to ex-Governor Ihedioha confirmed to NEWSMAN that the necessary filing procedures had been followed at the Supreme Court for a review of the unanimous judgment that led to Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) being declared as the new Imo state governor.

“The Application was made today at the Apex Court,” Akwarandu said.

Ihedioha is optimistic that the apex court will grant an accelerated hearing on the matter, review and reverse the judgment since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had in a statement maintained that it stood by its earlier announcement that the Imo state governorship election was properly conducted and that the results that produced Emeka Ihedioha were genuine irrespective of the Supreme Court judgment.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its allies have been protesting across Nigeria against the Supreme Court verdict, urging judges to review the judgment and reinstall former Governor Emeka Ihedioha.


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