It is obvious that the former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, is not willing to back down, after he was removed from his Office by a Supreme Court ruling.
After filing an application that the Apex Court should set aside its verdict that installed Hope Uzodinma as the new Governor of the State, Ihedioha said that he has hired a team of over 30 Lawyers, for the imminent re-awakening of a legal battle.
Confirming the development, a former Attorney-General of the State, Ndukwe Nnawuchi, said that the team has studied the judgment of the court, and has told Ihedioha what to do, based on their professional consideration.
Moreover, Nnawuchi said that one of the members of the team is a former Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, Kanu Agabi, who is also a Lawyer to former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
Following the advice of the team, Ihedioha and the PDP in Imo State, will be appearing before the court to begin redress of the case.
Recall, that a Civil Society Organisation had called for a United States of America, USA, visa ban on all Supreme Court Justices, over the judgment delivered by the Apex Court on the 2019 Imo State Governorship election appeal.
The Coalition in Defence of the Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, accused the Justices of using their position to undermine Nigeria’s democracy, for political interest.
In a petition signed by members of the Coalition, Ariyo Dare-Atoye, Deji Adeyanju, and Adebayo Raphael, and submitted to the US Embassy, in Abuja, on Thursday, January 23, the Coalition described the judgment as a terrible miscarriage of justice.
The Coalition also called on the US government to prevail on the court, to reverse itself on the judgement.
The Petitioners stated that the Supreme Court chose to rather validate the testimonies of a Police Officer, 28 Polling Agents, and a few other witnesses, who are less than 60 in total, to arrive at its judgement that removed the PDP Governor.