SPLITTING: Supreme Court Nullifies Election Of Ihedioha, Declares Hope Uzodinma Imo Governor


The Supreme Court has actually squashed the election of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state.

The seven-man panel led by Chief Justice Tanko Muhammad all proclaimed Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the victor of the March 19 governorship election.

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The applicant, Senator Uzodinma competed that he racked up the highest possible variety of enact the election, yet the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returned Emeka Ihedioha as the Governor of the State.

Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun that provided the judgment on Tuesday, proclaimed that the ballots as a result of Senator Uzodinma were unjustifiably left out from the 318 ballot systems and also should be included in his ballots.


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The pinnacle court took into consideration the entries of a Principal witness that got on a subpoena to existing outcomes and also held that the reduced court was incorrect in its ruling.

Justice Kekere-Ekun, while checking out the lead judgment, proclaimed Senator Uzodinma as the validly chosen Governor and also the certification of return released to Ihedioha be taken out promptly.

Meanwhile, candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), Uche Nwosu, took out a 2nd appeal submitted versus the election of Emeka Ihedioha.

According to his advise, Mr. Solomon Umoh (SAN), the withdrawal on Tuesday is based upon the judgment of the pinnacle court provided on the 20th of December 2019.




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