The Supreme Court has rescheduled the hearing for an application filed by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), which seeks to remove Hope Uzodinma from his position as the Governor of Imo State. Originally slated for October 31, 2023, the hearing is now set for December 5, as confirmed by the apex court.
The case originated when APGA filed an application in 2020, contending that there should have been a new election in Imo State following the Supreme Court’s annulment of Emeka Ihedioha’s election as the Peoples Democratic Party candidate. The party’s argument revolves around the Supreme Court’s failure to rule on the validity of Uzodinma’s candidacy. They assert that since Ihedioha and the PDP did not challenge it in the appeal marked SC/1462/2019, it remained unaddressed.
Despite the lengthy delay of three years, the Supreme Court finally scheduled the hearing on Tuesday. However, to the surprise of many, the case did not appear on the court’s cause list when journalists visited. The apex court’s registrar revealed that the matter had been pushed back to December 5, yet no reasons were provided for this postponement.