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Opinion: Here Is The Mistake Emeka Ihedioha Made Which Allowed The Supreme Court To Sack Him

Arguably one of the keenly debated Supreme Court judgments in recent time is the one that removed Emeka Ihedioha from office as the Executive Governor of Imo state. It should be recalled that despite having been sacked for over a year ago, many people are of the view that Ihedioha may be restored due to the pending suit filed at the Supreme Court by Chief Phillip Umeadi (SAN) on behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Since Ihedioha was removed, many people have criticized the judgement, which removed him and declare Senator Hope Uzodinma the winner of March 2019 Imo state governorship election. However, no one has taken his or her time to look at how a common mistake on the side of Ihedioha and his legal team led to his removal. 

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Before I proceed to discuss this mistake, it is important that I remind you that the Chief Phillip Umeadi's suit, which is still pending in the Supreme Court till today, is demanding the sack of Governor Hope Uzodinma on the ground that he was not a candidate of any political party for the 2019 election. With this in mind, we may begin to wonder why the point was not raised until the Supreme Court removed Ihedioha. 

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It should be recalled that the Supreme Court had about a month before the final judgement on Imo state governorship matters nullified the candidature of Senator Hope Uzodinma after the Apex Court declared that Uche Nwosu was the duly nominated candidate of the APC. With this, it is arguable that the failure of Ihedioha and his legal team to quickly file a separate motion demanding that the Apex Court stops hearing Uzodinma's suit on the ground that he was not a candidate for the election would have saved him from being sacked. 

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In my view, I believe that Emeka Ihedioha may not have been removed if he and his team had not made this common mistake. It is arguable that taking a swift move would have equally saved the PDP and Ihedioha, a former Deputy Speaker of the Federal Representatives, from going back to the Supreme Court through Chief Phillip Umeadi to demand the enforcement of the judgement that nullified Senator Hope Uzodinma's nomination for the 2019 Imo state governorship election. 

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