Imo State: Supreme court can’t reverse governorship judgment — Lawyer


Supreme Court, Bauchi, Plateau, Imo State

Mr Realwan Okpanachi, a constitutional lawyer in Abuja, says the Supreme Court cannot entertain any application on a case it has decided on, or reverse its judgment.

Okpanachi was speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Abuja, over the Supreme Court judgment that declared Hope Uzodinma winner of Imo governorship election and unseated Emeka Ihedioha.

Okpanachi was reacting to agitations from some quarters calling on the apex court to reverse its judgment on the Imo gubernatorial election held on March 9, 2019.

He said the apex court no longer had the jurisdiction to entertain any application relating to Imo governorship election, because it had clearly passed the 60 days provided for in the constitution.

The lawyer cited Section 285 (7) of the constitution to support his assertion.

“Section 285 (7) states that an appeal from a decision of an election tribunal or Court of Appeal in an election matter shall be heard and disposed of within 60 days,’’ he…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper