The decision of the Supreme Court to review its judgment that sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State has been applauded by the elder statesmen in the state.
The Supreme Court has, fixed February 18 as the date to hear the application by Ihedioha for review of the judgment which pronounced Senator Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of the state.
Reacting to the decision, the elders under the auspices of the Guild of Imo State Elders in Owerri on Friday, commended the Chief Justice of the Federation and the Supreme Court for the courage to look into Imo on Tuesday February 18, 2020.
Presenting a communique on behalf of the elders, Chief Peter Mgbenwelu said: “We have unshakable belief in the Supreme Court as the greatest force for the good of Nigerian people and it stands as the pinnacle of other arms of government and should be above suspicion.
“It is for this reason that we are pained by the avalanche of reactions both at home and abroad on the judgement. The justices in their own words have said they are final not because they are infallible but will in some circumstances review their finality in the interest of society and of the court.
“This takes courage which we applaud and also pray that the best wishes and interest of Imo electorate wins.”