The 2019 Governor’s candidate of the Action Alliance in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, urged the immediate former state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, to withdraw his request to the Supreme Court with a view to revising the Supreme Court’s top judgment January 14 in which Hope was proclaimed Uzodinma as the state’s governor.
Nwosu said for the sake of the state, Ihedioha should join forces with the governor to help the state move forward.
The former AA governorate candidate said that the interests of the state should take precedence over personal and selfish interests.
He said: “On December 20, 2019, the Supreme Court issued a judgment that disqualified me as a candidate for the presidential election of March 9, 2019. I made it clear that I had accepted that judgment definitively and declared my willingness to support my brother which would be favored by the Supreme Court’s final verdict on the government’s election request.
“My team of lawyers even informed me that the verdict was incorrect, mainly on the grounds that the statute was excluded because it was filed many days after the 14 days to institute pre-election issues. Apart from the need to suppress the tension in the state, I also have a great deal of respect for the Nigerian judiciary and did not want anything that would embarrass the respected high temple of justice. Decisions of the Supreme Court are and must remain terminus ad quem.
“That is why I want to remind my dear brother, Emeka Ihedioha, and all members of the Democratic People’s Party in the state that they are reconsidering their decision to seek an endless lawsuit and media war against our dear state and to join hands. with Governor Hope Uzodimma, to help our dear state move forward. “
In the meantime, the faction led by Kabiru Marafa of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State has urged the Supreme Court to request the party to assess the ruling of May 24, 2019, that the party’s victories in the general election kept in the state.
The group argued, through their lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), that there were no laws or constitutional provisions that allowed the Supreme Court to review its judgment.
The request for revision of the judgment was submitted to the top court by the APC and its first national vice-president of the APC (North-West Zone), Inuwa Abdulkadir.
A former governor of the state of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, leads a faction of members of the party whose victories in the 2019 general election were canceled by the verdict of the top judge.
The APC, through its lawyer, Chief Robert Clarke (SAN), had filed a petition with the top judge on November 27, 2019, praying for a review of the verdict and an order for new elections to allow the party to put candidates into the field place.
But Marafa, a former senator and members of his group, filed their defense on February 14, 2019, contrary to the request to revise the judgment.
Ozekhome, who argued that the court lacked jurisdiction and there was no legal support for such review, stated: “We propose with utmost respect that there is no constitutional or legal provision for review of Supreme Court rulings by the same top judge. “
A panel consisting of five people under the leadership of Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Justice Tanko Muhammad, determined Tuesday 2 March to hear the application.