The supreme court has adjourned the hearing of an application seeking a review of its judgment on Imo governorship election till Tuesday, Bittertruth Media reports.
The adjournment was solicited by Kanu Agabi, counsel to Ihedioha, to enable him to file a reply to an application by Uzodinma’s legal team.
Bittertruth Media recalls that Emeka Ihedioha is asking the apex court to review the judgment sacking him as governor of the state. He is also asking the court to sack Hope Uzodinma as governor of Imo.
“The matter was adjourned for hearing and just few moments ago we were served with a process and we will have to look at it. If it is convenient for us to come back tomorrow,” he said.
On his part, Damian Dodo, counsel to Uzodinma, said they were ready to proceed with the hearing.
“The applicants were served with the process this morning because they filed on Friday. Today is the earliest we could file. We are prepared to proceed,” he said.
After conferring, the seven-man panel of justices led by Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), adjourned the hearing till Tuesday.
“The hearing is adjourned till 3rd day of March 2020,” it ruled.
It is unclear if the apex court will tour the path it took on the APC’s to appeal its judgment on the Bayelsa Election.