The Supreme Court has dismissed an application for review of Judgement filed by the former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha.
Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party filed an application against the January 14th Judgement that sacked him as governor of the state. He, alongside his counsel, argued that the judgement which installed Sen. Hope Uzodinma was obtained by fraud.
He prayed that the seven-man panel of judges presiding over the case to review and set aside case. Ihedioha’s lawyer, Kanu Agabi argued that fraud is evident in the judgment, as the appellant, Hope Uzodinma, claimed he was excluded from 388 polling units but tendered results from only 366 polling units.
Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of a seven-member panel, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad after hearing the application filed by Ihedioha adjourned to deliver a ruling on the matter.
However, in a landmark judgement on Tuesday, the judges struck out the review application, adding that it had no power to entertain Ihedioha’s appeal.