Supreme Court Sacks Ihedioha As Imo Governor, Declares APC’s Uzodinma Winner Of Election
Supreme Court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state, declared Hope Uzodimma winner.
The Supreme Court of Nigeria has declared Senator Hope Uzodimma as governor of Imo State, Daily Trust reports.
A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, unanimously held that Emeka Ihedioha was not duly elected Governor and so declared Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election and the validly elected governor of the state.
Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, who read the lead judgment, ordered that the certificate of return issued to Ihedioha be immediately withdrawn.
She directed that a fresh certificate of return should be issued to Uzodinma.
She also directed that Uzodia must be immediately sworn in as the Governor of Imo State.