By: Ralph Ejimkonye, Abuja
The Supreme Court has been asked by former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha to sack Senator Hope Uzodinma as Imo Governor.
Former Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Ndukwe Nnawuchi, SAN told journalists in Abuja that Ihedioha and the PDP filed an application before the Supreme Court urging it to set aside the judgement of January 14 “on grounds of nullity”
” The election of March 9 2019 was challenged in the election Tribunal where the judgement was delivered in Ihedioha’s favour.
He said, “The election of March 9, 2019, was challenged in the election tribunal where the judgment was delivered in Ihedioha’s favour.
“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”
The apex court, had in a unanimous decision, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) certificate of return (CoR).