BREAKING: Supreme Court Sacks Ihedioha, Declares Hope Uzodinma Imo State Governor

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L-R: Emeka Ihedioha and Hope Uzodinma

The Supreme Court has nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Imo State and has declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state.

The apex court declared that the votes due to Senator Uzodinma was unlawfully excluded from the 318 polling units and be added to his votes.

In a unanimous decision by the 7 man panel delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the submissions of a Principal witness who was on a subpoena to present results held that the lower court was wrong in its ruling.

The Supreme Court, therefore, ordered the immediate withdrawal of the Certificate of Return that was issued to Ihedioha. It ordered that a fresh Certificate of Return should be issued to Uzodinma forthwith, adding that he should be sworn-in immediately as the governor of Imo state.

Details later…

Yetunde Adegoke

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