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Breaking: Supreme Court Suspends Sitting, Set To Deliver Ruling On Imo Governorship Dispute

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The Supreme Court has proceeded on a short break after hearing arguments from all parties involved in the case instituted by the sacked Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha asking the court to review its judgment which sacked him from office.

A seven-man panel of the court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad announced, a moment ago, that the court will rise to reconvene later for its decision.

The Supreme Court is expected to give a final verdict on the Imo State governorship election tussle between the PDP and APC today, 3rd March, 2020.

Counsel to Ihedioha and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kanu Agabi (SAN), prayed the court to set aside its January 14 judgment and restore the judgement of the Court of Appeal that gave victory to Ihedioha, which the Supreme had voided.

On his part, lawyer to Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who benefitted from the Supreme Court ruling in Imo State, Damian Dodo (SAN) prayed the court to retain its judgment and throw out the request by Ihedioha.

An official of the court later returned to announce that the decision of the court on the application will be delivered today at 3pm.

Naija News reports that there is obvious tension and anxiety on what will be the final verdict of the court and stern-looking security operatives have mounted vigilance within the court premises as well as adjourning areas to forestall any breakdown of law and order.



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