The Supreme Court in Abuja on Tuesday dismissed the application for review of its January 14, 2020 judgment which removed Emeka Ihedioha as Imo State Governor and declared Hope Uzodinma as the valid winner of the last governorship election in the state.
A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, in a split ruling of six-to-one, described the application by Ihedioha to review the ruling as an invitation to sit in an appeal over its judgment.
Emeka Ihedioha had asking the apex court to reverse its verdict, which sacked him as governor of Imo state and declared Hope Uzodinma the valid winner of the 2019 gubernatorial election in Imo State.
Jubilation erupted at the All Progressives Congress, APC headquarters in Abuja and Imo State as well as Some parts of Orlu senatorial zone where Hope Uzodinma hails from.
There were also jubilations among APC supporters in some parts of Owerri, the Imo State Capital.
Earlier, heavy security presence including soldiers were stationed at the entrance to the Imo State Government House and some strategic junctions in Owerri, the State Capital.