Hope Uzodinma urge Supreme Court to strike out application filed by Emeka Ihedioha


Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has urged the Supreme Court to dismiss an application filed by former governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha.

Ihedioha had filed an appeal seeking judicial review of the apex court’s judgement, which had on January 14, 2020, ordered his removal from office.

The Uzodimma’s preliminary objection was against a motion on notice dated February 5, filed by Ihedioha and PDP.

They prayed the Supreme Court for an order setting aside “as a nullity” the judgement delivered by it on January 14.

Uzodimma and APC’s preliminary objection against Ihedioha was brought pursuant to Section 6(6)(a) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.

The objection raised and argued the competence of the motion and the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the same and therefore urged the apex court to strike out the motion filed by Ihedioha.

They submitted that having delivered its final decision, the Supreme Court has become fuctus officio and divested of jurisdiction over the same subject matter.