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The Supreme Court is hearing the application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, over the January 14, 2020 judgment which sacked him as the Governor of Imo State.

Mr. Ihedioha and the PDP, in their applications, claim that the judgment of the apex court which installed Senator Hope Uzodinma as the Governor of Imo State was obtained by fraud.

They are therefore praying the seven-man panel of the apex court headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammed to review and set aside the judgment.

While making the case of his client before the Supreme Court panel, lawyer to  Ihedioha, Chief Kanu Agabi argued  that  fraud is evident in the judgment.

He pointed that for instance that while  the appellant, Uzodinma, claimed he was excluded from 388 polling units,  he only tendered results from only 366 polling units during the trial of the petition at the Tribunal.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria also argued that with the addition of votes from 388 polling units in favour of  Uzodinma, the total number of votes exceeded the total number of accredited voters by 129,000 votes.

However,  Damien Dodo, lawyer to Senator  Uzodinma told the Supreme Court justices that the application to revisit, review or set aside the judgment of the court is  incompetent and lacks in merit.

He also said that the apex court lacks the jurisdiction to sit on appeal over  its own judgment except in cases of typographical errors or slips.

Supreme Court has stood down Ihedioha’s application after listening to arguments from all the parties.

The apex court will deliver judgment by 3pm later today.




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