Imo Election: APC Protesters Say Supreme Court Decision Is Final

Channels Television  
Updated February 17, 2020
Pro APC Supporters in Abuja, calling on the Supreme Court not to revert its judgement on Imo election.
Photo: Channels TV/Sodiq Adelakun


Some protesters aligned with the All Progressive Congress (APC) have said that the decision of the Supreme Court which sacked former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, is final.

The apex court will on Tuesday, hear an appeal filed by Mr Ihedioha seeking a review on the judgement issued in January 2020.

The pro-APC group in a protest march in Abuja on Monday called on the apex Court not to rescind its judgement.

The group which first occupied the Federal Secretariat in Abuja, marched to the Ministry of Justice, displaying placards with solidarity messages for the Federal Government and the Supreme Court.

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Its co-convener, Nwosu Butches stressed that politicians cannot blackmail the apex court justices to revert its judgement.

“When you call on the Supreme Court to revert its decisions, you are setting the motion for anarchy; the Supreme Court is the apex court, its decision is final.

“What we want the politicians to do is to understand that the Supreme Court represents the soul of democracy. The judgement of Imo state was sound and straight forward.”

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the apex court to rescind its judgement, a demand the protesters describe as an attempt to blackmail the judiciary.

“Seven justices of the Supreme Court sat and took a decision, no single dissenting judgement. If you tell the Supreme Court through blackmail to revert its judgement, it means you are setting another Supreme Court above the present Supreme Court.”

He asked “can you appeal the judgement of the Supreme Court? The answer is No.”