Justices of the Supreme Court on the panel to hear an application for review filed by Mr Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP against an earlier verdict of the apex court were on Tuesday divided.
While six out of the seven justices dismissed an application filed by Mr Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP who had requested for a review of its judgement which sacked him as the governor of Imo State, one of them, Justice Centus Nweze, disagreed with the lead verdict and gave a dissenting opinion that allowed Ihedioha’s application.
Six Justices on the Panel led by CJN Tanko Muhammed reinstated the judgement it gave on January 14, which declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress, APC, as the validly elected governor of Imo state.
In the lead verdict that was delivered by Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the apex court, held that Ihedioha’s application to set-aside the judgement that removed him from office lacked merit.
According to the Supreme Court, the application was an invitation for it to sit on appeal over its own final judgement.
Unlike the angry consequence of the Bayelsa Review Application, the apex court refused to award cost against the Applicants.