Imo State Judgement: Supreme Court in Sorry State - Ex NBA VP
By Olamide Fadoju
Former Vice President, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Monday Ubani has lamented the current state of the Supreme Court saying it is starting to look like the appeal court.
Ubani in a chat with Nigeria Info 99.3 FM ahead of the Imo State election decision review, said the Supreme Court is infallible and the Apex court's decision should remain final and unchallenged.
In his words, “The Supreme Court of Nigeria, today is the final court of the land. Whenever it makes a decision, you don’t come back to that same Supreme Court asking for an appeal again.
“You don’t bring an appeal before a final court, that is clearly an aberration, in other words even if they have made a mistake in the decision they have made concerning that matter. The only way they can correct that mistake will not be in the same case that is what we have known about the Supreme Court.”
The Supreme Court is set to review its January 14 judgement which upturned the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP and ruled candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Hope Uzodinma, as the governor of Imo State.
Following the Judgement, Ihedioha, immediate past governor of the state filed an application to the Supreme Court seeking a review of the apex court’s judgment on the state 2019 governorship election.
In Ubani’s view, the case shouldn’t have been reviewed. He also said it is unlikely that the Supreme Court will reverse its decision on the same case.
“It is very rare to reverse itself in the same case because they won’t be an end to litigation if they begin to entertain every other appeal after they have given a decision as to the final court of the land.”