Supreme Court Review: Imo, Zamfara Get New Date For Hearing

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The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing till March 2, in the application by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and sacked Imo Governor, Emeka Ihedioha

The PDP and Ihedioha are, by the application, praying the court to, among others, reverse its judgment on January 14 this, which sacked Ihedioha and replaced him with Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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At the mention of the case on Tuesday, Ihedioha’s lead lawyer, Kanu Agabi sought for time to enable parties file the necessary papers, a request other lawyers in the case did not object to.

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, in a brief ruling, granted the request for adjournment and adjourned till March 2, 2020.

Similarly, the Court also rescheduled hearing for March 2 this year in the motion by the Abdul’aziz Yari faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State for a review of the court’s May 24, 2019 judgment, voiding the participation of candidates of the APC in the last elections in the state.

At the mention of the case on Tuesday, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), who led a five-man panel of the court, said it was impossible for the court to proceed to hearing because some of the parties have not been served.

Lawyer to the Yari faction, Robert Clarke (SAN), lawyer to the Senator Kabiru Marafa faction of the APC in Zamfara, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and lawyer to INEC, Tanimu Inuwa (SAN) agreed that an adjournment was necessary.

The court subsequently adjourned till March 2, 2020 for hearing.

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