The Supreme Court of Nigeria, has fixed Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 to hear the appeal filed by the former Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha, over his controversial removal from office in January.
Mr. Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had approached the Supreme Court to review its judgement on the governorship election held on March 9, 2019, in Imo State.
The Supreme Court fixed the date one month after it sacked Ihedioha on January 14 and declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Hope Uzodinma, as the duly elected governor of Imo State.
“The Supreme Court has fixed the 18th of this month (February) for hearing of Chief Emeka Ihedioha’s appeal seeking a review of the apex court’s January 14 judgment,” a source confirmed to Switch Nigeria.
The decision of the Court was reached on the grounds that the results from 388 polling units were excluded when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the final result of the poll in 2019.
The former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives had later filed the appeal on the heel of protests by supporters of the PDP, demanding the review and reversal of the judgement by the apex court.