The Federal High Court, Abuja, has heard argument on a suit filed by the Reform and Advancement Party (RAP) and its candidate, Okere Kingdom, seeking the sack of the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.
Barrister Kingdom Okere who sued Governor Hope Uzodinma on the basis that he was not the rightful candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 gubernatorial elections.
RAP’s prayer before the Abuja Federal High Court is anchored on the judgment by the Supreme Court that Chief Nwosu was not to have participated in the Governorship election because he was both the candidate of APC as well as that of AA in the eyes of the Law.
Reacting to the suit against Hope Uzodinma, Veteran Law Professor, Prof Nnamdi Obiaraeri strongly stated that Chief Ugwumba Uche Nwosu was not a party to that suit and he completely had no involvement in it either alone or in the representation of a party.
He said this in a morning interview with Darling FM Owerri.
He also stated that whoever spearheaded the case was on an individual voyage and could not be said to be speaking for Uche Nwosu.
“The supreme court has already determined this matter and it does not require a soothsayer to say that Governor Hope Uzodinma would be Governor till 2024”
“The court, we must understand is a public institution, the registeries are open.”
“If a mad man walks into the court premises and declares that a dead horse can be woken up. If he pays the appropriate fees, the court registery must give him a right to present his case in court”
“But the question will be that, based on that suit of a mad person, if the court will find itself able to make an order of imposssiblity to wake up a dead horse.
“Using this as an example it is impossible to resurrect ot wake a dead case that has already been settled”.
“Anyone can file a suit of him wanting to govern Imo state, no one will stop him, but the question is whether or not he will emerge victorious in court”.
“The court does not answer stupid questions or questions that already has an answer”.
“Any self respecting lawyer is bound by the rules of professional conduct, which is applicable to to all lawyers in order not to use the court as an instrument of personal political interests”
“The legal window for this particluar suit, whether pre-election or post-election has been closed long ago”.
Finalising his statement, the Law Lord said that opening this case was a blatant insult to the supreme court judgement and no self-respecting judiciary would like to retract or ‘Swallow cyanide’ in public when it has already drawn a decision based on all presented evidence.
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