Supreme Court sacks Emeka Ihedioha as Imo state Governor, declares Hope Uzodinma election winner

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The Supreme Court has sacked Emeka Ihedioha after his election was nullified and Senator Hope Uzodinma declared the winner of the March 19 Governorship election in Imo state.

The appellant Senator Uzodinma contended that he scored the highest number of votes in the election, but the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returned Emeka Ihedioha as the Governor of the State

According to the ruling, Senator Uzodinma’s votes were unlawfully excluded from 318 polling units which when added made him the winner. 

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.

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Justice Kekere-Ekun, while reading the lead judgment, declared that Senator Uzodinma is the validly elected Governor and the certificate of return issued to Ihedioha be withdrawn.

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