The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned until March 2, hearing in an application filed by Emeka Ihedioha, a former governor of Imo, seeking a review of the January 14 judgment sacking him from office.
The seven-man panel of the apex court was chaired by Justice Tanko Muhammad, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Also, other justices that participated in the proceedings that led to the January 14 judgement of the apex court that removed Ihedioha and declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) returned to the panel.
They are: Kudirat Ekekere-Ekun who delivered the lead judgement that sacked Ihedioha, Justices Sylvester Ngwuta, Umani Abba-Aji, Amiru Sanusi, Kayode Ariwola and Amina Augie.
When the case was called up on Tuesday, Ihedioha’s legal led by a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Kanu Agabi, SAN, applied for a short adjournment to enable them to respond to motions that were served on them.
Neither Damian Dodo (SAN), Uzodinma’s lawyer, nor that of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) opposed the request.
Consequently, the CJN-led panel deferred the hearing of Ihedioha’s request for review of its judgement till March 2.
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