Philip Umeadi vs Gov Hope Uzodinma: Has Governor Hope Uzodinma Come to The End of The Road? (Part 2)
This article is a sequel to the one I published on January 11, 2021 with the title "Phillip Umeadi vs. Gov. Hope Uzodinma: Has Governor Hope Uzodinma Come to The End of The Road? ", in line with the latest development on the Chief Phillip Umeadi's suit, I have deemed it necessary to publish a part 2 of the article.
Since Emeka Ihedioha was removed as the Executive Governor of Imo State by the Supreme Court about 18 months ago, many of his followers and admirers have continued to pray and hope that a miracle should happen for him to be reinstated as the duly elected Governor of Imo State.
It is common knowledge that the Supreme Court of Nigeria is the highest court in the country and its judgement cannot be upturned by another court. Also, the Supreme Court cannot reverse itself or seat on a case that it has already decided. Supreme Court's judgment is regarded as irreversible because it is the final court of arbitration in the land.
Unconfirmed reports has been floating around Imo State, that the Philip Umeadi suit, against Senator Hope Uzodinma may be coming up on Friday the 26th day of February 2021.
Several months after the Supreme Court of Nigeria sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the Governor of Imo state, there are still attempts by his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and some concerned individuals to bring him back to office. The attempts to bring Ihedioha back has seen thousands of his supporters believe that there is a potential for him to be returned as the duly elected governor of Imo state.
A lawyer, Somadina Tony Ebubedike, have expressed his disappointment with the country's judicial system, where non lawyers can now judge a case more than the Supreme Court. Ebubedike made the reaction, on the comment section of a post on Opera News, where the writer was analysing the possible outcome, of the Philip Umeadi suit against Senator Hope Uzodinma. The Supreme Court had ruled that Uche Nwosu was the authentic winner of the APC, as well as the AA, in the 2019 Govenroship Election. Nwosu was subsequently
The Imo State political landscape, is presently embroiled in numerous litigations, from the High Court level up to the Supreme Court level. These cases, many started even before 2020, have dragged for a long time, and are expected to climax in 2021, with outcomes that could reshape the political landscape of the state. Notable amongst these cases are the following: Philip Umeadi v Hope Uzodinma: This is about the most important, and most anticipated case so far in the state. Philip Umeadi SAN, has approached
With the rumour, that a likely date for the hearing of the Philip Umeadi suit against Senator Hope Uzodinma, reached the people of Imo State, several political analysts and watchers, are of the view, that Senator Rochas Okororcha may find his political future, safer in the hands of Rt Hon
With the likelihood of the Philip Umeadi suit against Senator Hope Uzodinma, coming up soon at the Supreme Court, and the recent call by the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA, to either declare their party winner of the election, or cancel for a fresh Election, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, who was the APGA Govenroship candidate in the last election, may turn out to be the biggest loser in the entire power play. Should the Supreme Court honor the call by APGA, to cancel the election entirely, Araraume, who have
Senator Hope Uzodinma, may be hanging on to borrowed time, as he continues to clench to the Govenroship seat of Imo State, as the forces against his continued stay in office, continue to circle and multiply. The biggest threat facing Hope Uzodinma at the moment, which seems to be getting support from all his political rivals, is the Philip Umeadi suit. Chief Philip Umeadi SAN, had approached the Supreme Court to give proper interpretation, to it's judgment on Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, which stated that Nwosu was the
[Opinion: Why It Is Still Possible For The Supreme Court To Recognize Emeka Ihedioha As Imo Governor
It is arguable that the legal battle of the 2019 Imo state governorship election has raged on for so long. Despite that, the Supreme Court has ruled on the governorship case between Senator Hope Uzodinma and Emeka Ihedioha, the position is being dragged till today. It is no doubt that when the Supreme Court sacked Emeka Ihedioha and declared Senator Hooe Uzodinma winner of the March 2019 election, many people believed that the case has been settled for good.
There have been a lot of talks about whether the Philip Umeadi suit, would be able to unseat Senator Hope Uzodinma as Imo governor. As much as there is a lot of merit and substance in the case, the likelihood of the Supreme Court hearing the suit, and even reversing it's earlier judgement on the matter, may not be feasible.
Arguably, the position of Senator Hope Uzodinma as the Executive Governor of Imo State cannot be said to have been cemented until the Supreme Court decides the suit filed by Chief Phillip Umeadi (SAN), demanding his sack, and a possible return of Emeka Ihedioha as the duly elected Governor of the state.
A lot of political analysts have asked the same question, as they wonder if Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, will be able to regain his mandate, as Govenror of Imo State in 2024, if the Philip Umeadi suit, currently at the Supreme Court, fails to materialize.
If the ruling of the Supreme Court, which Philip Umeadi SAN, is still contesting, is anything to go by, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, not Senator Hope Uzodinma, won the 2019 Imo State Governorship election.Recall that the Supreme Court, had disqualified Uche Nwosu, for holding dual candidacy of the All Progressives Congress APC, as well as the Action Alliance AA.
There have been heightened apprehension in Imo State, over the uncertainty surrounding Senator Hope Uzodinma's continued stay as Govenror of Imo State, following the suit filed by Chief Philip Umeadi SAN, at the Supreme Court, demanding an interpretation to the Supreme Court ruling handed down to Uche Nwosu, affirming him as the authentic candidate of the APC, in the 2019 Election. Yesterday's refusal of the pigeons to fly, when Uzodinma threw them into the air, during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, have
There has been a lot of speculation about whether the Philip Umeadi action will be successful in deposing Senator Hope Uzodinma as governor. Despite the fact that the case has a lot of value and substance, the likelihood of the Supreme Court hearing it and even overturning its previous decision on the topic is unlikely.
The political scene in Imo State is seriously tensed, as many Imolites await the Court hearing, slated for the 11th of January. You may recall that Barrister Philip Umeadi(SAN), went to Court to seek interpretation of the Supreme Court's ruling, as Uche Nwosu(Senator Rochas Okorocha's son-in-law) was declared the legitimate candidate(18th December, 2019) for the APC's gubernatorial elections in Imo State, however, the same Supreme Court declared Hope Uzodinma (an APC member) as the governor of Imo State on the
There is a likelihood, that Senator Hope Uzodinma may face jail time, if he loses the immunity, afforded to him by the office of Imo State Govenror, which he occupies how, and which shields him from prosecution, until he steps down.
By Maazi There isn't yet respite for Senator Hope Uzodinma, as he battles to cling on to power, as his problems lately seem to compound even further.