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Breaking: Supreme Court stands down judgment on Imo governorship election

– The Supreme Court has stood down judgment in the suit challenging the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha.

– The apex court took the decision while hearing the suit filed by Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, the APGA governorship candidate in the 2019 Imo governorship election

– Senator Ararume filed the suit at the Supreme Court after losing at the Imo state governorship election tribunal and the Court of Appeal

There is palpable tension in Imo state as the Supreme Court reportedly stood down judgment in the suit challenging the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha.

Channels TV reports the apex took the decision on Tuesday, January 14.

Legit.ng notes that the appellate suit challenging Ihedioha’s election was filed by Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the March 9 election.

Supreme Court reportedly stands down judgment on Imo governorship election

Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo state. Photo credit: Emeka Ihedioha
Source: UGC

Senator Ararume filed the appeal after losing at the Imo state governorship election tribunal and the Court of Appeal.

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Meanwhile, barely two weeks to the conduct of the rerun and supplementary elections slated for January 25, in Imo state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a timetable of activities with timelines for the polls.

The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Francis Ezeonu, made the disclosure at a meeting of the commission with stakeholders in Owerri, the state capital.

He said that an appeal court sitting in Owerri had ordered a re-run election for the Okigwe/Onuimo/Isiala Mbano federal constituency as well as supplementary elections in 18 polling units of Orlu/Orsu/Oru East federal constituency and 12 polling units of Njaba state constituencies.

He said that all the polling units designed for supplementary elections in Orlu/Orsu/Oru East federal constituency were in Orlu local government area, adding that the commission had scheduled Saturday, January 25, for the re-run and supplementary elections.

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