National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole stated ousted Imo guv Emeka Ihedioha did not win the 9 March 2019 election which the Supreme Court judgment was a solution for the scams.
Oshiomhole made the shocking discovery while dealing with party members in Auchi, Edo North.
He declared Ihedioha did not satisfy the constitutional arrangement of scoring 25 percent in 2 thirds of the 27 LGAs in Imo state and stated it was deceptive for the INEC returning officer to have actually stated him the properly chosen guv.
“Everybody understands that you require one quarter of the votes in a minimum of 2 3rd city government (locations) in a state to be stated a winner or guv, however INEC hired a Professor of criminal who stated Emeka Ihedeoha of the PDP who scored one 3rd in 12 city government (locations) out of 27. So, if the Professor go totally free with his loot, another individual will attempt it once again.
“That was the mischief that the Supreme Court corrected that they are hiring people to come and make noise. We don’t steal votes, we win votes. So I congratulate the Supreme Court for upholding the constitution of the country.”
Oshiomhole, who likewise discussed the impending reforms in the electoral process, stated APC will press the President and the National Assembly to insert in the electoral law that any INEC authorities who intentionally stated a loser as the winner of election should be charged to court, after a scams had actually been developed.
After the election of 9 March, in which 70 prospects participated, the PDP prospect, Ihedioha, was stated the winner, with INEC returning officer, Professor Francis Atunta declaring he scored 273,404 votes. Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance had the 2nd position with 190,364 votes. The prospect of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ifeanyi Ararume came 3rd with 114, 676 while Hope Uzondima of the All Progressives Congress (APC) surveyed 96,458. Accord Party prospect was 5th with 6,846 votes.
INEC Imo State Returning Officer and Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Umundike, Abia State, Francis Atunta, put the overall registered citizens at 2,221,008 and the overall recognized citizens as 823,743.
Atunta stated 25,130 votes cancelled throughout the state and legitimate votes as 714,355 while the overall votes cast was 739,485
Uzodinma pledged to challenge the outcomes. While dealing with fans at the party’s secretariat in Owerri, Imo State,on 14 March, he declared that there were some kinds of oppression that happened throughout the outcomes’ collection, pledging to challenge the INEC’s statement in court.
“We are going to challenge the result. We will be very resilient. We will address it and God willing, justice will be done,” he said.
Uzodinma went to court to claim that he won the survey due to the fact that the arise from 388 ballot systems were left out. He lost at the both the Governorship Election Tribunal and the Appeal Court. However, he got a dissenting judgment in his favour at the Appeal Court.
At the Supreme Court, in the unanimous judgment of the seven-member panel, read by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the court agreed that outcomes in 388 ballot systems were unlawfully left out during the collation of the final governorship election result in Imo State.
Justice Kekere-Ekun said with the addition of the results from 388 ballot systems, Mr Uzodinma polled a majority of the lawful votes and ought to have been declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The judge did not provide the details of the new votes scored by each of the candidates after the addition of the arise from the 388 ballot systems.
She voided and set aside the declaration of Mr lhedioha as the winner of the 2019 governorship election in the South-East state.
The court also ignored Uche Nwosu of Action Alliance (AA), who surveyed a total of 190,364 votes to clinch the second position, because, it had stated Mr Nwosu a void
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