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The last may not have been heard about the dispute over Imo state governorship election .

The Supreme Court recently sacked the man declared to have won the election, Emeka Ihedioha, and declared the man who came fourth, Hope Uzodinma, as duly elected.

Mr. Uzodinma, who was candidate of the APC, has since been sworn-in as governor of Imo state but the dust raised by the judgment of the apex court is yet to settle.

Mr. Ihedioha, who flew the flag of the PDP is still hopeful that he could still recover the office he held for 7 months.

He is returning to the Supreme Court with an application for a review of the judgment on the following grounds.

1. Uzodinma was not APC candidate & was not a candidate of any party in the 9th March Governorship election in Imo State based on the judgement of the same Supreme Court on 20th December 2019.

2. Uche Nwosu was declared as the rightful candidate of APC & AA and was disqualified for double candidature.
3. APC couldn’t have produced 2 candidates in one election.

4. Supreme Court have no powers to allocate votes to any candidate.

5. Supreme Court have no power to increase the number of people accredited by INEC.

6. Somebody that was not a candidate cannot be winner of an election he was not a candidate.

7. Nigerian Police have no powers to organize elections in Nigeria.

8. Results tendered by a police officer cannot be admitted in any court as exhibit as he was not INEC officer.

It is within the rights of Mr. Ihedioha to seek a review of a judgment he finds ‘unjust’, but the big question is, Will the Supreme Court pay attention or throw the application out after first mention?

 

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