The Supreme Court yesterday adjourned till today the hearing in the application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha.
The request is seeking the review of the apex court’s January 14, 2020 judgment that removed Ihedioha from office as the state governor.
Ihedioha wants the ruling reversed for his reinstatement as the chief executive of the South East state.
However, at the resumed hearing yesterday, lawyer to Ihedioha and the PDP, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), asked court for an adjournment to enable him respond to the process served on him by Hope Uzodinma and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the courtroom.
He said: “My lords, this matter was adjourned for hearing, but we were just served in the courtroom with a process from the first and second respondents/appellants.
“If it is convenient to your lordships, permit us to come back tomorrow (today) so that we can look at this process.”
Counsel to Uzodinma and the APC, Damian Dodo (SAN), did not oppose the application. Consequently, the seven-member panel, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, adjourned hearing till today.