The Supreme Court on Tuesday voided the election of Emeka Ihedioha’s as the governor of Imo State.
A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, unanimously 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Kekere-Ekun, who read the lead judgment, ordered that the certificate of return issued to Ihedioha be immediately withdrawn.She directed that a fresh certificate of return should be issued to Uzodinma.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.
Recall that in Imo State concern among residents of the State particularly, in government circles had escalated as the Supreme Court prepared to rule on the governorship election For both the APC and PDP supporters, there had been no love lost. Both camps have been sounding war drums.
It has essentially been a titanic battle between Senator Hope Uzodinma of the APC and Governor Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP. Both APC and PDP supporters had been optimistic of victory