Imo Election: Ihedioha seeks review of ouster verdict

Peter Bahago, Abuja

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Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha.

The immediate past Governor of Imo State in South East Nigeria, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha has approached the Nigerian Supreme Court asking it to review its earlier judgment that removed him from office.

A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSO, in Nigeria disclosed this to Newsmen in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Dr. Manzo Abubakar, the Executive Director, Discussion Group who spoke on behalf of the CSO faulted the judgement of the Supreme Court that sacked Mr. Ihedioha and urged the former governor not to relent in his effort to ask for a review of the judgement which is allowed by the Nigerian constitution.

According to Dr. Abubakar “the Supreme Court can creatively reinvent its own rules to do justice and it is necessary to do it now more than ever in order to save Nigeria’s democracy” he said.

Dr. Abubakar noted that the Supreme Court Justices are humans hence, they are bound to err due to the heavy workload the Justices must contend with.

The CSO, therefore called on the Supreme Court to apply Doctrine of Necessity if need be in order to correct the mistakes made so as to restore the confidence the Nigerian people reposed on the court.

“the judgment may make Nigeria a laughing stock in the comity of nations if not reviewd”he echoed

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