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…As PDP stalwarts protest in Abuja
More legal experts have continued to extrapolate facts and figures on the Supreme Court judgment that awarded governorship of Imo State to Senator Hope Uzodinma against the seating governor, Mr. Emeka Ihdioha last week Tuesday evening.
This is as the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday protested against the Supreme Court ruling which recalculated the total votes cast to overshoot the total number of accredited voters in the March 23, 2019 governorship election.
Otherwise, in continuation of its call for the review of the Jan. 14, Supreme Court judgment on Imo governorship elections, the PDP took its protest to the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Monday. The protest which started at the PDP’s Legacy House to the Three Arms Zone was led by the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus
In their submission, Vice Presidential candidate and former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi and Party chairman, Prince Secondus called for a review and reversal of the judgment to avoid making mockry of the judiciary using wrong results computation.
On grounds for the Supreme Court to revisit its ruling, an analyst makes reference on how the Supreme Court can overrule self on matters of proven injustice.
The lawyer, who pleaded anonymity, recalled that in his lead judgment in Adegoke Motors Ltd. v. Adesanya  13 NWLR (Pt.109)250 at page 275A, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa JSC, as he then was, said: “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 short sighted 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 over-ruled.”
“This Court has the power to over-rule 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.”
40 REASONS WHY SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA SHOULD REINSTATE IHEDIOHA IN IMO STATE
By Ogubundu Nwadike, M.A
INEC declared Ihedioha the governor-elect on their set standard and reasons of his higher number of votes over the other candidates.
However, there was another candidate that ran the election on the nomination of the same party for which the other candidate was disqualified. This raised the debate on whether it was the candidate that was disqualified or his party in the election. Could a party nominate and present two candidates for the same position in the same election? The popular answer was in the negative.
Were there any 388 polling units in the election whose votes were excluded? In what places were the 388 polling units located?
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