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Again, Supreme Court adjourns Imo judgment review application



The Supreme Court , again , on Monday , adjourned till Tuesday the hearing of the application seeking the review of its judgment which upturned the outcome of the last governorship election in Imo State .
The Peoples Democratic Party’ s Emeka Ihedioha is by his application filed on February 5 , 2020 , seeking the review of the apex court’s February 13 , 2020 judgment which removed him from office after about seven months of being inaugurated as the Imo State governor .
The apex court , in the disputed verdict which Ihedioha alleged was obtained by fraud, installed the All Progressives Congress ’ Hope Uzodinma , as Ihedioha ’ s replacement .
The judgment review application was on February 18 adjourned till Monday for hearin

But a seven -man panel of the court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria , Justice Tanko Muhammad , however , further adjourned the application till Tuesday , following a request by Ihedioha ’s lawyer , Chief Kanu Agabi ( SAN ) .
Agabi said , “The matter was adjourned till today for hearing . But incidentally , we were served a process by the respondents in court this morning , which we must look at in order to respond .
“If it is convenient for you, my lords , permit us to come back tomorrow ( Tuesday ) so that we can look at the issues that may arise .”
Responding , Uzodinma ’s lawyer , Damien Dodo ( SAN ) , said applicants were served Monday morning because they only filed and served their papers last Friday .
Dodo said save Agabi ’s request , he was ready to proceed .
The Independent National Electoral Commission ’s lawyer , Taminu Inuwa ( SAN ) , too said he was ready to proceed with the hearing .
But the panel decided to adjourn the hearing till Tuesday .
Members of the panel were the Chief Justice of Nigeria , Justice Tanko Muhammad , and Justices Sylvester Ngwuta , Olukayode Ariwoola , Kudirat Kekere -Ekun , Amina Augie , and Uwani Abba- Aj

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