The Supreme Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday (03/03/2020) unanimously dismissed the application of former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, to review it’s Jan 14 judgement filed which sacked him as the governor of Imo State.
In the lead verdict that was delivered by Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the apex court, held that Ihedioha’s application to set-aside the judgement that removed him from office lacked merit.
It held that the application was an invitation for the Supreme Court to sit on appeal over its own final judgement.
Ihedioha had approached the apex court to review the judgment which removed him as Imo State Governor and declared Hope Uzodinma as the valid winner of the last governorship election in the state.
Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, who delivered the lead judgment, declared Uzodinma as the winner of the election after restoring the results of the poll allegedly excluded from the final results, which gave Ihedioha victory.
With the decision of the court, Hope Uzodimma remains governor of Imo State.