Imo Guber: Ihedioha hits Supreme Court for review of verdict


Barring any last-minute change, the former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha will on Monday approach the Supreme Court to review its judgment that sacked him from office.

The apex court had on January 14, 2020 removed Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the governor of Imo State.

The unanimous judgment of the court which was delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun had since raised dust following the outcry and condemnation that trailed it.

It was learnt that the legal team of the sacked governor has already prepared its legal documents that will be filed at the registrar of the apex court.

Meanwhile, a coalition of civil society groups on Sunday, pick holes in the judgment of the Supreme Court while calling on the former governor (Ihedioha) to approach the Supreme Court “to correct the patent errors in their judgment to ensure that Justice is not only done but manifestly seen to be done.

The groups, further urged the Supreme Court “to take courage and recall the Imo state governorship matter and recall the error and restore Justice, peace, hope and faith in our democracy and regain the confidence of the Nigerian people.”

“This is the time to apply the famous dictum: ‘Justice must be rooted in confidence and confidence is destroyed when right-minded people go away thinking: the judge is biased.’