Imo gladiators waiting on Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court has adjourned till Tuesday hearing in the application filed by Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, asking for a review of its judgment on Imo governorship that declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the March 9, 2019, election.

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Ihedioha and the PDP had approached the court after the apex court on Jan, 14 nullified his victory and declared Uzodinma as the winner of the election.

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Ihedioha was earlier declared the winner of the election by the electoral umpire, INEC

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The apex court had resumed hearing on Monday, but after announcing appearances, Chief Kanu Agabi, SAN, counsel to Ihedioha asked for adjournment because they were served with court processes in the court.

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The seven-man panel of justices led by Justice Tanko Mohammed adjourned the case until March 2 to allow them time to study the process served.

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NAN reports that the application which was initially slated for hearing on Feb. 18, was earlier adjourned to March 2, based on the applicant’s counsel request.

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The lawyer representing Uzodinma and his party, the All Progressives Congress, Damian Dodo, SAN, and that of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Taminu Inuwa, SAN, did not oppose the application for adjournment.

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