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Supreme Court Dismisses Ihedioha’s Application




Supreme Court To Rule On Ihedioha's Case 3pm

The Supreme Court has dismissed the application submitted by Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party to review the Imo state governorship judgment over lack of merit.

The Supreme Court panel ruled that the general law is that the court has no power to alter or vary any Judgment expected to correct error, or an order with is a nullity, or judgment or order made against a party of default.

“By the provisions of the rules of the court, its shall not review any judgment delivered by it safe for any accidental slip or clerical errors.

“It is settled law that the court has no power on appeal on its Judgment.

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“The court has no inherent power to exercise its power over matter which its lacks jurisdiction

“There is no constitutional provision for the review of the Supreme court judgment by itself .

“Once the court delivers its judgment it becomes funtus officio.

“Inherent power of the court can only be invoke if there is a missing link in the judgment hence this application is considered as lacking in merit,” the court stated.

Ihedioha had submitted an application for the Supreme Court to review its January 14th judgment, sacking him as Governor of Imo State and declaring Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the election.

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