Sunday, March 3, 2024

BREAKING: Emeka Ihedioha Vs Hope Uzodinma, Supreme Court Justices go on break

The seven justices of the Supreme Court hearing the case of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, asking the apex court to reverse its verdict, which sacked him as governor of Imo state, have just gone on a four-hour break.

The justices began hearing the case at about 9 A.M. local time on Tuesday and went on break at 11 A.M. after listening to the counsel to Emeka Ihedioha, led by Kanu Agabi, SAN and that of Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC who is challenging Emeka Ihedioha in the case.

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In his address to the Supreme Court, Kanu Agabi raised points of law which included that the court was misled by Hope Uzodinma to deliver its earlier judgement declaring him the winner of the Imo State governorship election.

Agabi also told the court that Hope Uzodinma was not a candidate of the APC  in the election since he had earlier been disqualified as such by a court of competent jurisdiction.

He drew the attention of the Supreme Court to the fact that that disqualification has neither been challenged by Uzodinma nor upturned by any superior court.

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Hope Uzodinma, however told the court that Emeka Ihedioha could not have been the winner of the Imo State governorship election because he did not score up to 25% of the votes in at least 2/3 of the local governments of the state.

The justices are expected to deliver their judgement at 3P.M. local time when they resume sitting.

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