BREAKING: Court Sacks Ihedioha As Imo Governor, Declares Hope Uzodinma Winner Of Election

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has declared Senator Hope Uzodimma as governor of Imo State.

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

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Kekere-Ekun, who read the lead judgment, ordered that the certificate of return issued to Ihedioha be immediately withdrawn.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 Uzodimma must be immediately sworn in as the Governor of Imo State.

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