Nigerians In Diaspora To Tanko
Nigerians in diaspora have stood their ground to ascertain and examine the school the Chief Justice of federal republic of Nigeria attended following the removal of Hon. Emeka Ihedioha after CJN Tanko Muhammad, chaired a seven-man panel of justices of the Supreme Court which presided over the appeal from the Imo State governorship election.
According to a recent report, On 5th February 2020, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON filed an application in the Supreme Court asking the Court for: “An Order setting aside as a nullity the judgement delivered by the Court on the 14th of January, 2020 in Appeal No. SC.1462/2019”.
Meanwhile, Emeka Ihedioha filed his application on the following grounds:
*That the Court of Appeal had earlier dismissed the petition of Senator Hope Uzodinma as incompetent and struck it out. However, the Supreme Court did not consider the appeal of Hope Uzodinma on this point and so the judgement of the Court of Appeal dismissing the petition still stands or subsists. There was therefore no basis for the Supreme Court to pronounce on the Appeal and declare Hope Uzodinma, elected.
*That the judgement was delivered without jurisdiction in that by virtue of S.140(2) of the Electoral Act, once the Court says that the election was invalid, the only possible judgement the Court is allowed to give is a nullification of the election, and not to declare Hope Uzodinma, winner. READ MORE
The judgement that has generated a lot of controversies in the state left the people democratic party with no choice than to conclude that:
“The PDP firmly holds that if the flawed judgment of the Supreme Court on Imo governorship election is allowed to stand, it would be a recipe for anarchy, chaos and constitutional crisis not only in Imo state but in the entire country.
Our party has it in good authority that Justice Tanko and his panel are working on instruction from certain forces in the Presidency to use the Supreme Court to take over states lawfully won by the PDP and award them to the APC.
However, the Supreme has chosen today February 18th 2020 for Emeka Ihedioha applications review.
Nigerians in diaspora noted “JUDGMENT MUST BASE ON THE RESULTS COLLECTED IN ALL THE POLLING UNITS IN IMO STATE:
Results in 3,135 polling units.
Ihedioha – 273,404
Uche Nwosu – 190,364
Ifeanyi Ararume – 114,676
Hope Uzodima – 96,458
Results in the omitted 388 polling units.
Ihedioha – 0
Uche Nwosu – 0
Ifeanyi Ararume – 0
Hope Uzodima – 213,615
How did Hope score 213,615 in just 388 PUs? How did Supreme Court award more votes to Hope beyond total number of accredited and registered votes?