Tension as Supreme Court hears Ihedioha’s case today

Emeka Ihedioha

The Supreme Court will today hear and make a pronouncement on the application by former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha urging it to set aside its January 14, 2020 judgment that ousted him from office in favour of the incumbent governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma.

The motion which was filed by the legal team of the former governor headed by Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), was in respect of the appeals between Senator Hope Uzodinma, All Progressives Congress (APC) and Emeka Ihedioha, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

It is the contention of Ihedioha that the judgment of the Supreme Court be set aside as it was obtained by fraud.

But responding, Governor Hope Uzodimma has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss an application filed by former Governor Emeka Ihedioha, seeking the setting aside of its January 14 judgment that removed him from office.

The governor position is contained in his preliminary objection challenging the competence of Ihedioha’s motion.

In addition, motion on notice brought pursuant to Section 6(6) (a) of the 1999 Uzodinma and his political platform, the All Progressives Congress (APC), predicated their objection on the grounds that the application being a proceeding relating to or arising from election of a governor is barred by time.