Breaking: Supreme Court sacks Emeka Ihedioha, declares Sen Hope Uzodinma as winner

Supreme Court has nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha and declared Hope Uzodimma as the winner.

The apex court’s seven-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, declared Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the March 9, 2019, governorship election and the validly elected governor of the state.

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The court in its lead judgment read by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun ordered that the certificate of return issued to Ihedioha be immediately withdrawn.

She directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue a fresh certificate of return to Uzodinma.

The court held that the lower courts erred in law when it rejected evidence tendered before them to the extent that votes from 388 polling units were not credited to the APC and Hope Uzodinma

She also directed that Uzodinma must be immediately sworn in as the Governor of Imo State.