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Soyinka Speaks On Being Part Of Monitoring Team For Supreme Court Review Of Imo Governorship Verdict



Professor Wole Soyinka has denied reports that he is part of a team monitoring the review of the Supreme Court judgment on the Imo State governorship election.

On Tuesday, the Nobel Laureate distanced himself from any such role involving any political group.

Naija News recalls the Supreme Court in January 2020, sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the Imo State governor and ordered Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to replace him.

Not satisfied with the ruling of the apex court, the PDP is seeking a review of the Supreme Court ruling on Imo State.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, 18th February began sitting on the review of its judgment on the Imo governorship seat.

However, Prof. Soyinka has in a statement on Tuesday, distanced himself from any group monitoring the review process by Nigeria’s apex court.

“A link to a report by one of the national newspapers on the Uzodimma vs Ihedioha electoral tussle has just been sent to me,” he said.

“That report claims that I have been engaged to serve on a monitoring team regarding a forthcoming Supreme Court review of that case.

“I know nothing of this development and I am not involved in any aspect of the tussle.

“I know nothing of this Third Force Democracy whatever. I have no intention of participating in any judicial monitoring activity and demand to be kept out of any such false attributions.

“Hopefully, someday in the distant future, it will be possible for the nation to regain the respect of the world in its democratic claims.

“That time, alas, is not immediately apparent.”

The review process has been adjourned till March 2 after Ihedioha’s legal team ask for time to file all necessary papers.

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