The Supreme Court has stood down for judgement in the application for review of the decision sacking former Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha and declaring Hope Uzodinma winner of the March 9, 2019 election.
The seven-member panel of justices, presided by Justice Tanko Muhammad, announced the decision early on Tuesday after listening to the arguments of lawyers of Iheadioha, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the election, and Uzodinma, who flew the flag of the All Progressives Congress.
Counsel to the PDP and Ihedioha, Kanu Agabi (SAN), had asked the apex court to set aside the judgement of January 14, 2020 and uphold the judgement of the Court of Appeal, which dismissed the petition by Uzodinma.
Counsel to Uzodinma, Damian Dodo (SAN), said the Supreme Court judgement actually set aside every decision of the Court of Appeal, which he described as a “Tsunami”.
The Court will resume sitting at 3pm to give its judgment.