ABUJA—The Supreme Court, on Monday, adjourned hearing of the applications brought forward by Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, till Tuesday.
A seven-man panel of Justices of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, adjourned the matter at the request of Ihedioha’s lawyer, Chief Kanu Agabi, SAN, who asked for time to respond to court processes he said was served on him by governor Hope Uzodinma and the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the courtroom.
On their part, counsel to Uzodinma and the APC, Mr. Damian Dodo, SAN, said his clients were ready for the hearing to proceed.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, through its lawyer, Mr. Taminu Inuwa, SAN, said it was also ready. However, the CJN, in a short ruling, adjourned the matter till Tuesday for hearing.