The Supreme Court has adjourned the suit against Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi till February 7 for judgment .
At the resumed hearing of the consolidated suits before the court today, Olusola Oke Esq representing the PDP, sought leave of Court for extension of time to enable him file and serve his Respondent’s brief and to adopt the briefs already filed and served. This application was granted with effect from today.
Thereafter, the application filed on August 7 2012 by Omehia asking the Supreme Court invoke S. 22 of the Supreme Court Act and sit as the Court of Appeal, was withdrawn by his counsel Udechukwu SAN and struck out by the Court having been opposed by Ricky Tarfa SAN, counsel for the Appellant in SC/111/12 and to enable the substantive appeal proceed.
Chief Oke of the PDP vehemently opposed the first respondent ( Omehia) at the lower court but now at the supreme court has supported the first respondent in what is a complete turn around.
Legal experts said it is a curious twist of events
Meanwhile ,the case has been adjourned to February 7 for judgment.Some observers said many had hoped that the apex court would deliver judgment on the suit today.