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Tuesday, January 14

JUST IN: Tension As Supreme Court Resumes Hearing On Imo, Six Other States Guber Appea

The Supreme Court has continued the hearing of the governorship appeals from six states of the Federation.

Proceedings resumed at the apex court in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory one day after the court adjourned until Tuesday.

The court is hearing the appeals filed by some governorship candidates in Sokoto, Imo, Kano, Benue, Bauchi, and Plateau States.

There is anxiety in Owerri, the Imo State capital and environs over today's hearing at the Supreme Court. Our correspondent reports that supporters of all the parties are upbeat as they have turned to prayer warriors, and pouring invectives on one another.

The police have warned supporters on both sides to exercise the highest degree of order and decorum in their jubilation on the outcome. In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, warned against breakdown of law and order.

"In view of the Supreme Court judgement on the Imo State governorship election, the Imo State Police command, in conjunction with other security agencies in the state, wishes to express its readiness to ensure safety and security of members of the public during and after the judgement," he said.

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