Ihedioha: Imo Elders hail CJN, S’Court’s Courage To Review Judgement

Imo elders under the auspices of the Guild of Imo State Elders have commended the Supreme Court for accepting to review its judgement of January 14 that sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State.

According to Prof. Francis Dike (SAN), who spoke on behalf of the elders at a press conference in Owerri on Friday: “We called you here to show our gratitude to the CJN and the Supreme Court. As elders, the interest of Imo State is paramount to us. It’s on this premise that we thank the learned justices for their courage. We have unshakable belief in the Supreme Court”.

Presenting a communique on behalf of the elders, Peter Mgbenwelu said: “We have unshakable belief in the Supreme Court as the greatest force for the good of Nigerian people and it stands as the pinnacle of other arms of government and should be above suspicion.

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“It is for this reason that we are pained by the avalanche of reactions both at home and abroad on the judgement. The justices in their own words have said they are final not because they are infallible but will in some circumstances review their finality in the interest of society and of the court.

“This takes courage which we applaud and also pray that the best wishes and interest of Imo electorate wins.”

The Supreme Court, it was gathered, will on February 18 hear the application by Ihedioha for review of the judgement which sacked him and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of the state.