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The Supreme Court of Nigeria has declared Senator Hope Uzodinma as Governor of Imo State and sacked Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha.

The seven-man panel of the apex court in a unanimous decision held that Ihedioha did not win the majority of votes cast at the March 9 governorship election.

Recalled that the Action Alliance’s governorship candidate in the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, had earlier today withdrawn the appeal he filed against the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha.

Meanwhile, as announced by the Independence National Electoral Commission, INEC, Emeka Ihedioha won with the Majority votes while Uzodinma came far fourth position.

Hope Uzodinma of APC Scored 96,458 while Emeka Ihedioha of PDP scored 273,404 votes -Supreme Court judgement 14th January, 2020.

The seven-man panel of the apex court in a unanimous decision held that Ihedioha did not win the majority of votes cast at the March 9 governorship election.

In the Judgment delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the court accordingly ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Ihedioha and issue a fresh Certificate of Return to the candidate of the APC on grounds that he won the majority of lawful votes cast at the election.

However, the Supreme court ruled 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.

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