- Supreme Court has fixed a new date for the hearing on an application filed by Emeka Ihedioha
- The apex court had sacked Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state on January 14
- Ihedioha and his party, however, asked the Supreme Court to reverse its judgement and restore his mandate
Amid tight security, the Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing on the application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the embattled former governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha.
The Nation reports that the hearing would now be held on March 2.
Legit.ng gathered that the PDP and Ihedioha are, by the application, praying the court to, among others, reverse its judgment on January 14, which sacked Ihedioha and replaced him with Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
At the mention of the case on Tuesday, February 18, Ihedioha’s lead lawyer, Kanu Agabi sought for time to enable parties to file the necessary papers, a request other lawyers in the case did not object to.
A seven-man panel, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Muhammad, in a brief ruling, granted the request for an adjournment and adjourned till March 2.
The security had earlier been beefed up at the Supreme Court Abuja ahead of the sitting by a panel of judges to review its judgments in the governorship cases in Imo and Zamfara states.
Armed security operatives were stationed at the strategic positions at the court premises to maintain law and order.
The report said there was tension in both camps of the APC and PDP as no one can predict where the pendulum would swing.
Ihedioha had on February 5, approached the court for a review of the ruling.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that an investigative committee set up by Ihedioha uncovered how some financial institutions in the state embezzled the total sum of N112.8 billion during the administration of Rochas Okorocha.
It was reported that in a letter to Governor Uzodinma, the head of the committee, Abraham Nwankwo, said that the infraction has to do with fraudulent debts owed the states by about nine banks and the penalties attached to them.
In another report, the massive protests in Owerri, the Imo state capital, continued after the controversial verdict by the Supreme Court that ousted Ihedioha as the governor.
Since the apex court's verdict, residents of the state trooped out almost on a daily basis protesting what they say is an injustice to Ihedioha and the people of the state.
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