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Breaking: Supreme Court postpones hearing of Ihedioha’s application



Ihedioha had on February 5, approached the court for a review of the ruling.

Amid tight security, the Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing on the application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the embattled former governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha.

The Nation reports that the hearing would now be held on March 2.

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

At the mention of the case on Tuesday, February 18, Ihedioha’s lead lawyer, Kanu Agabi sought for time to enable parties to file the necessary papers, a request other lawyers in the case did not object to.

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

The security had earlier been beefed up at the Supreme Court Abuja ahead of the sitting by a panel of judges to review its judgments in the governorship cases in Imo and Zamfara states.

Armed security operatives were stationed at the strategic positions at the court premises to maintain law and order.

The report said there was tension in both camps of the APC and PDP as no one can predict where the pendulum would swing.

Ihedioha had on February 5, approached the court for a review of the ruling.

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