PDP Recruits All Star Legal Team Set To Petition Supreme Court On Ihedioha's Ouster, Seeks Total Review Of Case
By Iwedi Ojinmah 30 days ago
The Awareness can authoritatively report that barring any unforeseen circumstances the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is requesting for a review of the Tuesday, January 14, Supreme Court judgment that nullified the election of its candidate, Emeka Ihedioiha, as the governor of Imo State.
The necessary paperwork will be submitted early this week.
The decision to formally seek a review of the case is a result of the
various emergency meetings both closed-door and open which finally received the approval
of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of PDP at its last meeting.
The PDP has behind the scenes embarked on recruiting a team of lawyers from across the country that are considered to be the brightest in constitutional issues to break down the verdict of the Supreme Court and expose its flaws.
As we know it is possible for the Apex court to review itself, as it did in the case of Adegoke Motors Ltd. v. Adesanya,  13 NWLR (Pt
“We are final not, because we are infallible, rather, we are infallible, because we are final. Justices of this Court are human beings, capable of erring. It will certainly be shortsighted arrogance not to accept this obvious truth.
It is also true that this Court can do inestimable good through its wise decisions.
“Similarly, the Court can do incalculable harm through its mistakes. When, therefore, it appears to learned counsel that any decision of this Court has been given per incuriam, such counsel should have the boldness and courage to ask that such a decision be overruled.
This Court has the
power to overrule itself (and has done so in the past) for it gladly accepts
that it is far better to admit an error than to persevere in error.”
The All-Star team of lawyers are expected to brief the members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party any moment from now on further tactics and pending strategy.
It is understood that after INEC announced last week that it stood by its initial announcement that proclaimed Ihedioha the legitimate winner members of
the Party paid the ousted Governor a solidarity visit.
The things were set into motion with a peaceful protest that took place on Monday nationwide.
The documentation will be asking the Supreme Court to review the verdict in view of what it said in the Atiku presidential petition against President Muhammadu Buhari:
The apex court said all the witnesses in the polling
stations must account for what happened in their respective polling stations.
It wants the same rule applied here as well.
Copies of the petition will also be served to all members of the 7-man panel, comprising Justices Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta, Olukayode Ariwoola, K.M.O. Kekere-Ekun, Amiru Sanusi, Amina Adamu Augie and Justice Uwani Abba-Aji, but it head sheet and the main copy will be directed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mohammad. (below)
Strap yourselves in, looks like we are in for a continued bumpy ride but be assured that the Awareness to keep you abreast of all new developments.