Imo: Ihedioha asks Supreme Court to review election judgment, sack Uzodinma

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Immediate Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, on Friday headed to the Supreme Court to demand a review of the January 14, 2020 that removed him from office.

Specifically, Ihedioha is asking the court to void its declaration that votes from 388 polling units ascribed to his successor, Hope Uzodinma, are valid.

He is also stating that Uzodinma was not APC’s candidate and was not a candidate of any party in the March 9, 2019 Governorship election in Imo State based on the judgment of the same Supreme Court on December 20, 2019.

Uche Nwosu was declared as the rightful candidate of APC and Action Alliance and was disqualified for double candidature.

Thus, APC couldn’t have produced two candidates in one election.

He is also arguing that the Supreme Court has no powers to allocate votes to any candidate and that the Supreme Court lacks the power to increase the number of people accredited by INEC.

Ihedioha declared that somebody who was not a candidate cannot be winner of an election he was not a candidate.

Also, the Nigeria Police have no powers to
organise elections in Nigeria.

Lastly, results tendered by a police officer cannot be admitted in any court as exhibit as he is not an INEC officer.

The apex court had on Friday released its reasons for making the contentious declaration, saying that the Independent National Electoral Commission failed to provide the ‘genuine results’ of the election.