POLITICS

SUPREME COURT TO HEAR IMO, ZAMFARA GOV POLLS REVIEW TODAY

The Supreme Court will today (Monday ) hear the
applications seeking the review of its judgments which
upset the outcome of the last governorship election in Imo
State as well as the results of the entire elections in
Zamfara 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 after seven months of being inaugurated as
the Imo State governor .
The apex court, in the disputed verdict , installed the All
Progressives Congress ’ Hope Uzodinma , as a replacement.
Also, the APC and the faction of the party in Zamfara State ,
led by former Governor Abdulaziz Yari , had filed another
application for the review of a May 24, 2019 judgment
which nullified the victory of all of the party’ s candidates at
the 2019 general elections held in Zamfara State .
It is unclear if the applicants would take a last- minute step
to withdraw the applications on the account of the Supreme
Court’ s anger poured on two senior lawyers, Chief Afe
Babalola (SAN ), and Chief Wole Olanipekun ( SAN) , for
filing similar applications for the review of the February 13,
2020 judgment of the apex court on Bayelsa State .
In the apex court’ s ruling on February 26, dismissing the
applications , each of the legal giants was fined record N
30m for filing the applications “ aimed at desecrating the
sanctity of the court. ”
Hearing in respect of the Imo and Zamfara cases was
stalled on February 18 due to preliminary issues of filing and
service of court documents .
The separate panels, both of which were headed by the
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, then
adjourned the hearing till Monday , by which time the issues
are expected to have been sorted out.

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