The Supreme Court has annulled the election of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state and declared Hope Uzodinma of the APC as the winner of the March 9th 2019 governorship election.
The seven-member panel of justices today held that Ihedioha was not duly elected as governor.
However, the apex court declared Hope Uzodinma winner.
In the lead judgement which was read by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the apex court ordered that the certificate of return issued to Ihedioha be immediately withdrawn and a fresh certificate of return should be issued to Uzodinma. The court also directed that Uzodinma must be immediately sworn in as Governor.