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Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by kahal29: 3:35am On Feb 05
The former Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Uche Onyegucha to supreme court sacked governor of Imo, Emeka Ihedioha, on Tuesday said that the apex court has not given them a date for the review of the 14 January 2020 judgement that upheld Senator Hope Uzodinma as validly elected governor of Imo and voided that of Ihedioha.

Onyegucha among other things spoke in Owerri and reacted to the march 9th being put about as a date for the review of the judgement by the supreme court.

Ihedioha’s SSG, a former lawmaker who represented Owerri Federal constituency, said that they will wait for the Supreme Court to give them an authentic date and not a date produced from the social media.

As captured by Vanguard, in what were the opinions of Onyegucha, on the supreme court verdict, “What we are doing is to ask the supreme court with every sense of humility to vacate that nullity of a judgement.

“In the case of Atiku vs Buhari, that for any result be tendered that it must be tendered by one person in this particular case the so-called 388 boot results were tendered by one deputy commissioner of police, who was actually with me at INEC, office from morning till evening.

“In all honesty, the facts are there the 388 results were not tendered as they are claiming, what they tendered was 328 results.

“Even when the deputy commissioner of police was asked in court because I was in court, if he’s aware where these results were generated he said I do not know and in law that is hearsay evidence and the lower court rejected the evidence.

“The supreme court in a case of APP against Uche Nwosu upheld the decision that Uche Nwosu, was disqualified on the grounds that he’s the candidate of two political parties. The two political parties he was identified to have been their candidate AA and APC.”

Vanguard asked the former SSG on what he knows about the stage of the review at the Supreme court Onyegucha said: “The supreme court is to determine that. Once you put in your application the supreme court will determine the process, the time to be heard and when you should be invited.

When he was asked if the application has been filled he answered: “This is for the lawyers in Abuja, and they are handling it.

Also, Vanguard asked if he’s aware of the March 9th, he said: “Well I am not going by the social media. I am waiting for the Supreme Court to tell us the date when they will be willing to hear our application that is the record I will work with.”
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/02/no-supreme-court-date-for-review-of-judgement-yet-%e2%80%95-ihediohas-ssg/

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by kahal29: 3:38am On Feb 05
No date would be given cos there is nothing else to review besides 60 days for hearing election petitions in other words reviewing the case has elapsed.

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by odiks: 3:43am On Feb 05
*...ON SUPREME COURT AND OVERRULING ITSELF IN ELECTION PETITION CASES!*�

...Election Petitions are *suis generis*, meaning that they are unique, have a life of their own, have special character and are governed by procedures peculiar to it.

It is a time conscious trial.

Under the 1999 Constitution as amended and the extant Electoral Act, 2010 as amended, the chances of the Supreme Court overruling itself in an Election Petition it has conclusively
*decided and disposed of* and in the particular case of Imo State is nil and non-existent.

We make this strong statement because among other things-

(a) there is no statutory provision for it, and

(b) the lapse of the almighty sixty days constitutional timeline within which the Supreme Court must hear and dispose of Election Petition appeals from the date of delivery of the judgement of the Court of Appeal has foreclosed any such novel window.

It is instructive that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja handed its judgement in the Imo Governorship Election Petition Appeals on 19 November 2019.

The Supreme Court in turn disposed the appeal on 14 January 2020.

Going by computation of time therefore, embarking on a street protest on 19 January 2020 and orally asking the Supreme Court to overrule itself is plain mischief calculated to embarrass and denigrate the integrity of the eminent Law Lords.

The sixty days timeline for disposing election petition appeals is a constitutional provision and a non-negotiable part of our electoral laws that must be rigidly obeyed as it is said to stand firm and unmoveable like the *Rock of Gibraltar.*


Even as the Oracle of the law, the Supreme Court is not entitled to rewrite, amend, add or subtract from constitutional provisions.

They must give effect to constitutional provisions however harsh or unsavoury the result may be.

That is what the Supreme Court held in its 2012 decision in the controversial Imo Governorship Election Petitition *PDP V GOVERNOR OKOROCHA & 10 OTHERS* in Suit No. SC/17/2012 delivered on 2nd March 2012.


It is important to further enlighten that the old case of *ADEGOKE MOTORS LTD V ADESANYA* (1989) 13 NWLR (Pt. 109) being bandied around here and there and cited as authority for the Supreme Court to overrule itself is inapplicable in the 2019 Imo Election Petition matter or any Election Petition matter.

This is because the said ADEGOKE CASE (Supra) is not an election petition matter.
It was a 1989 decision that did not have the contemplation of the mandatory requirement for conclusion of election petition appeals in the Supreme Court within 60 days as provided for in the present 1999 Constitition of Nigeria as amended
.


It remains to be said that in sync with their constitutional powers and relying on clear constitutional provisions and our electoral laws, the Supreme Court has disposed of the 2019 Imo Governorship appeals and can never revisit it.

This is again supported by the decision of the Supreme Court in an Election Petition case *PDP V GOVERNOR OKOROCHA & 10 OTHERS in Suit No. SC/17/2012 delivered on 2nd March 2012,* where Odili, JSC, held in a most profound manner and characteristic candour as follows-

*"...What is to be disposed has in a way hit the rock and can go nowhere else. That is to say the legal dispute or process has reached its final destination and is at grand finale...."*


We can then conveniently restate that when the Supreme Court finally disposes of an election petition, the legal dispute has come to a full and final stop at the last legal and judicial bus stop because of the special nature of election petitions and its time sensitive nature.

It is in public interest that there should be an end to litigation-

*Interest rei publicae ut sit finis litium* which is an alternative Latin phrase for *expedit rei publicae ut.*

Remember always that the Supreme is final but not infallible.

A new normal is possible!

*Prof Obiaraeri, N.O.*

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by naijazee2: 5:44am On Feb 05
Okay We waiting shocked shocked shocked
Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by Freehuman(m): 5:45am On Feb 05
A judgement of the supreme Court is final

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by 111sunshine: 5:45am On Feb 05
the review won't change the outcome

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by evansjeff(m): 5:46am On Feb 05
Yesterday I watched with disgust PDP protesting at the US embassy in southafrca. That is the height of it. That is shameless and so demeaning to the sovereignty of Nigeria. I give up on PDP

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by AllenSpencer: 5:49am On Feb 05
Review. grin grin grin

Comedy!

Ihedioha should abandon politics and go into Agriculture.

Fish farming and Pigery is very lucrative now.

Review kor, Refinery ni

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by chrisxxx(m): 5:49am On Feb 05
Make una let Supreme Court be. This one hang them. They were given a mandate to deliver at least a state in the east. Though they never knew the backlash would be of the present magnitude. They have nothing to explain. QED.

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by yorke1: 5:49am On Feb 05
Well I don't see the verdict been overturned. The judgment in favour of Hope was bought heavily.

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by TRUSTEDGUY: 5:49am On Feb 05
grin

Judgement has been passed. The former governor should humbly take a bow.

E don thief moni reach make another person chop. I wonder why dem no remove am sef.

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by uruba23: 5:51am On Feb 05
I hope ihedioha's lawyers don't get debarred you don't ask the supreme court to review its judgement unless you are absolutely sure there is a miscarriage of justice.

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by anonimi: 5:52am On Feb 05
111sunshine:
the review won't change the outcome

Certainly not, with barawo bubu in charge and CJN Tanko beside him.


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President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, while appealing to traditional rulers in Osun State to support his reelection to enable his administration consolidate on its achievements, revealed that APC was able to win the state’s governorship election held months back with the aid of remove control.

Buhari, who failed to provide details of what he meant by remote control, said: “I know how much trouble we had in the last election here. I know by remote control through so many sources how we managed to maintain the party (APC) in power in this state.”

https://guardian.ng/politics/buhari-reveals-how-apc-won-osun-governorship-with-remote-control/?F







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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by SoftP(m): 5:53am On Feb 05
My friend, go and sleep.

Medicine after death

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by solmus: 5:54am On Feb 05
cool
Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by TRUSTEDGUY: 5:54am On Feb 05
chrisxxx:
Make una let Supreme Court be. This one hang them. They were given a mandate to deliver at least a state in the east. Though they never knew the backlash would be of the present magnitude. They have nothing to explain. QED.
I concur

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by Oblitz(m): 5:55am On Feb 05
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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by lasheun: 5:56am On Feb 05
Oga Emeka.
Shey you no know say fire don't burn evidence ni?
Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by chrisxxx(m): 5:56am On Feb 05
kahal29:
No date would be given cos there is nothing else to review besides 60 days for hearing election petitions in other words reviewing the case has elapsed.
Stop being happy with this robbery. It may affect you one day.

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by shosky1794: 5:58am On Feb 05
odiks:
*...ON SUPREME COURT AND OVERRULING ITSELF IN ELECTION PETITION CASES!*�

...Election Petitions are *suis generis*, meaning that they are unique, have a life of their own, have special character and are governed by procedures peculiar to it.

It is a time conscious trial.

Under the 1999 Constitution as amended and the extant Electoral Act, 2010 as amended, the chances of the Supreme Court overruling itself in an Election Petition it has conclusively
*decided and disposed of* and in the particular case of Imo State is nil and non-existent.

We make this strong statement because among other things-

(a) there is no statutory provision for it, and

(b) the lapse of the almighty sixty days constitutional timeline within which the Supreme Court must hear and dispose of Election Petition appeals from the date of delivery of the judgement of the Court of Appeal has foreclosed any such novel window.

It is instructive that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja handed its judgement in the Imo Governorship Election Petition Appeals on 19 November 2019.

The Supreme Court in turn disposed the appeal on 14 January 2020.

Going by computation of time therefore, embarking on a street protest on 19 January 2020 and orally asking the Supreme Court to overrule itself is plain mischief calculated to embarrass and denigrate the integrity of the eminent Law Lords.

The sixty days timeline for disposing election petition appeals is a constitutional provision and a non-negotiable part of our electoral laws that must be rigidly obeyed as it is said to stand firm and unmoveable like the *Rock of Gibraltar.*


Even as the Oracle of the law, the Supreme Court is not entitled to rewrite, amend, add or subtract from constitutional provisions.

They must give effect to constitutional provisions however harsh or unsavoury the result may be.

That is what the Supreme Court held in its 2012 decision in the controversial Imo Governorship Election Petitition *PDP V GOVERNOR OKOROCHA & 10 OTHERS* in Suit No. SC/17/2012 delivered on 2nd March 2012.


It is important to further enlighten that the old case of *ADEGOKE MOTORS LTD V ADESANYA* (1989) 13 NWLR (Pt. 109) being bandied around here and there and cited as authority for the Supreme Court to overrule itself is inapplicable in the 2019 Imo Election Petition matter or any Election Petition matter.

This is because the said ADEGOKE CASE (Supra) is not an election petition matter.
It was a 1989 decision that did not have the contemplation of the mandatory requirement for conclusion of election petition appeals in the Supreme Court within 60 days as provided for in the present 1999 Constitition of Nigeria as amended
.


It remains to be said that in sync with their constitutional powers and relying on clear constitutional provisions and our electoral laws, the Supreme Court has disposed of the 2019 Imo Governorship appeals and can never revisit it.

This is again supported by the decision of the Supreme Court in an Election Petition case *PDP V GOVERNOR OKOROCHA & 10 OTHERS in Suit No. SC/17/2012 delivered on 2nd March 2012,* where Odili, JSC, held in a most profound manner and characteristic candour as follows-

*"...What is to be disposed has in a way hit the rock and can go nowhere else. That is to say the legal dispute or process has reached its final destination and is at grand finale...."*


We can then conveniently restate that when the Supreme Court finally disposes of an election petition, the legal dispute has come to a full and final stop at the last legal and judicial bus stop because of the special nature of election petitions and its time sensitive nature.

It is in public interest that there should be an end to litigation-

*Interest rei publicae ut sit finis litium* which is an alternative Latin phrase for *expedit rei publicae ut.*

Remember always that the Supreme is final but not infallible.

A new normal is possible!

*Prof Obiaraeri, N.O.*

This is really expository.

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by bisi16(m): 5:59am On Feb 05
Dreamer
Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by Virginnn(f): 6:00am On Feb 05
This is a clear Miscarriage of Justice.
however, the possibility of the Supreme Court upturning itself is almost non existent.
The only message it sent across is that no one should expect Justice in Nigeria. If a mandate clearly given to Ihedioha can be allocated to someone who obviously lost the election This is a clear Miscarriage of Justice.
however, the possibility of the Supreme Court upturning itself is almost non existent.
The only message it sent across is that no one should expect Justice in Nigeria. If a mandate clearly given to Ihedioha can be allocated to someone who obviously lost the election
This is a clear Miscarriage of Justice.
however, the possibility of the Supreme Court upturning itself is almost non existent.
The only message it sent across is that no one should expect Justice in Nigeria. If a mandate clearly given to Ihedioha can be allocated to someone who obviously lost the election in such a careless and blantant manner, the ordinary man on the street should do just give up.
These are indeed dark and trying times for Nigerians.
Our country is under seige by individuals whose only vocabulary is power and politics. As long as the citizenry has accepted their oppressive government as "normal", we should then brace up for worse times ahead.

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by anonimi: 6:00am On Feb 05
chrisxxx:
Make una let Supreme Court be. This one hang them. They were given a mandate to deliver at least a state in the east. Though they never knew the backlash would be of the present magnitude. They have nothing to explain. QED.






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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by Mummyimbecile(m): 6:04am On Feb 05
There is nothing else to review,Emeka Ihedioha should wait till 2023,he didnt play his games well,or should i say,the powers that be wanted to take Imo at all cost
Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by FuckAllTheMODs: 6:06am On Feb 05
Comot here, you and your boss should take your L in peace.
Tell your boss to try again next time.
Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by knowhowk: 6:09am On Feb 05
Hopefully it would be done soonest.
Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by cana882(m): 6:09am On Feb 05
Ihedioha is smart. He knew his fate from the onset that’s why he used his little time for two things: destroy okorocha’s projects and amass wealth for him and his friends (after all, his friends deserve to be rich according to auntyku).
Five words for him:
Four words for his sympathizers:

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Re: Onyeagocha: Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement by jaxxy(m): 6:09am On Feb 05
Even if he wants to come back, to do what? Oppress okorocha again or do his job for the people?

He shud go and meet Mbaka

Too many petty and embarrassing things were going on in ihedioha govt.

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